The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Voice of the City by O. Henry:|
seeming to direct her eyes pensively toward his own
window. And then, as though she had caught his
respectful but ardent regard, she melted away, leaving
the fragrant emblems on the window-sill.
"Yes, emblems! -- he would be unworthy if be had
not understood. She had read his poem, "The Four
Roses"; it had reached her heart; and this was its
romantic answer. Of course she must know that
Ravenel, the poet, lived there across her garden. His
picture, too, she must have seen in the magazines.
The delicate, tender, modest, flattering message could
The Voice of the City