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:|
know the thing that was charged against Burgess years ago. My
testimony, and mine alone, could have cleared him, and I was a
coward and left him to suffer disgrace--"
"No--no--Mr. Richards, you--"
"My servant betrayed my secret to him--"
"No one has betrayed anything to me--"
- "And then he did a natural and justifiable thing; he repented of
the saving kindness which he had done me, and he EXPOSED me--as I
"Never!--I make oath--"
"Out of my heart I forgive him."
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg