The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Princess of Parms by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
wring this from her, and to save me from needless torture
she lied, for she told Sarkoja that she alone knew nor would
she even tell her child.
"With final imprecations, Sarkoja hastened away to Tal
Hajus to report her discovery, and while she was gone my
mother, wrapping me in the silks and furs of her night coverings,
so that I was scarcely noticeable, descended to the streets
and ran wildly away toward the outskirts of the city,
in the direction which led to the far south, out toward the
man whose protection she might not claim, but on whose
face she wished to look once more before she died.