The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Adam Bede by George Eliot:|
into her pocket, without opening it, and then began to walk more
quickly, as if she wanted to go in.
"You're in the right not to read it just yet," said Adam. "Read
it when you're by yourself. But stay out a little bit longer, and
let us call the children: you look so white and ill, your aunt may
take notice of it."
Hetty heard the warning. It recalled to her the necessity of
rallying her native powers of concealment, which had half given
way under the shock of Adam's words. And she had the letter in
her pocket: she was sure there was comfort in that letter in spite
of Adam. She ran to find Totty, and soon reappeared with