The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy:|
soon as he is aware of his danger he will exercise more caution: his
ingenuity is a veritable miracle."
"Then, what say you to a voyage of reconnaissance in the
village whilst I wait here against his coming!--You might come across
Percy's track and thus save valuable time. If you find him, tell him
to beware!--his bitterest enemy is on his heels!"
"But this is such a villainous hole for you to wait in."
"Nay, that I do not mind!--But you might ask our surly host if
he could let me wait in another room, where I could be safer from the
prying eyes of any chance traveller. Offer him some ready money, so
that he should not fail to give me word the moment the tall Englishman
The Scarlet Pimpernel