The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:|
A Powerful Voice. "Silence! The Chair's fished up something more
out of its pocket."
Voices. "Hurrah! Is it something fresh? Read it! read! read!"
The Chair [reading]. "'The remark which I made,' etc. 'You are far
from being a bad man. Go,' etc. Signed, 'Gregory Yates.'"
Tornado of Voices. "Four Symbols!" "'Rah for Yates!" "Fish
The house was in a roaring humour now, and ready to get all the fun
out of the occasion that might be in it. Several Nineteeners,
looking pale and distressed, got up and began to work their way
towards the aisles, but a score of shouts went up:
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg