The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:|
Anthony, my heart is not confederate with my hand in this. Bah!"
he railed. "We serve a man of straw, a Perkin, a very pope of a fellow."
Mr. Wilding sighed. "He's scarce the man for such an undertaking," said
he. "I fear we have been misled."
Trenchard was drawing off his boots. He paused in the act. "Aye," said
he, "misled by our blindness. What else, after all, should we have
expected of him?" he cried contemptuously. "The Cause is good; but its
leader - Pshaw! Would you have such a puppet as that on the throne of
"He does not aim so high."
"Be not so sure. We shall hear more of the black box anon, and of the