The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
the future, had rendered him so depressed that - and it was not the
least of my anxieties and my troubles - that I feared ... I feared
anything might happen."
"You feared he might take his own life, do you mean?"
"Yes, yes, that is what I feared. But is it not terrible to think
that he should have died this way - by the hand of a murderer?"
"H'm! And you cannot remember any possible friend he may have
found - some schoolboy friend of his youth, perhaps, with whom he
had again struck up an acquaintance."
"Oh, no, no, I am positive of that. John could not bear to hear
the names even of the people he had known before his misfortune.