The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy:|
slight change. "Oh--Susan is--still alive?" he asked with
"Are you her daughter?"
"Yes, sir--her only daughter."
"What--do you call yourself--your Christian name?"
This at once suggested to Henchard that the transaction of
his early married life at Weydon Fair was unrecorded in the
The Mayor of Casterbridge