The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:|
I walked out on to the balcony and swung myself over the coping.
"Because then I should have asked if I might kiss you."
When I had lowered myself on to the seat of the car, I unbuckled
the strap and started to pull it down. But the buckle caught on
the baluster, and I had to stand on my old perch to reach and
loosen it. I did so, balancing myself with one hand on the
balcony's door. As the strap slipped free, there was a burning
pain in my fingers. With a cry I tore them away, lost my
balance, and fell sideways into the car on to the back of the
front seat. I stood up unsteadily. It hurt me to breathe
The Brother of Daphne