The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
'And that would be nothing,' continued Mr Dickson sternly, 'but I
wish--I wish from my heart, sir, I could say that Mr Thomas's
hands were clean. He has no excuse; for he was engaged at the
time--and is still engaged--to the belle of Constantinople, Ga.
My friend's conduct was unworthy of the brutes that perish.'
'Ga.?' repeated Gideon enquiringly.
'A contraction in current use,' said Michael. 'Ga. for Georgia,
in The same way as Co. for Company.'
'I was aware it was sometimes so written,' returned the
barrister, 'but not that it was so pronounced.'
'Fact, I assure you,' said Michael. 'You now see for yourself,