The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Human Drift by Jack London:|
sight of LORETTA.]
BILLY. [Stepping forward, ardently.] Loretta!
LORETTA. [Not exactly enthusiastic in her reception, going slowly
to meet him.] You never said you were coming.
[BILLY shows that he expects to kiss her, but she merely shakes
BILLY. [Looking down at his very dusty shoes.] I walked from the
LORETTA. If you had let me know, the carriage would have been
sent for you.
BILLY. [With expression of shrewdness.] If I had let you know,