The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
time shall prove my worthiness I shall not ask for
Virginia's hand, and in this decision she must concur,
for the truth might reveal some insurmountable obstacle
to our marriage. In the meantime let us be friends,
professor, for we are both actuated by the same desire--
the welfare and happiness of your daughter."
The old man stepped forward and took Bulan's hand.
The expression of doubt and worry had left his face.
"I cannot believe," he said, "that you are other than
a gentleman, and if, in my desire to protect Virginia,
I have said aught to wound you I ask your forgiveness."
The Monster Men