The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe:|
out from its eyes.
Even so, beloved Eva! fair star of thy dwelling! Thou are
passing away; but they that love thee dearest know it not.
The colloquy between Tom and Eva was interrupted by a hasty
call from Miss Ophelia.
"Eva--Eva!--why, child, the dew is falling; you mustn't be
Eva and Tom hastened in.
Miss Ophelia was old, and skilled in the tactics of nursing.
She was from New England, and knew well the first guileful footsteps
of that soft, insidious disease, which sweeps away so many of the
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