As selah talks to Mora, the two embark on a kind of intertextual journey.
"She doesn't want a piano—she doesn't want anything," selah remarked, giving no apparent attention to his wife.
But you will not be lovable then, selah; you will only be horribly intelligent and capable.
The selah bids the listener meditate on that prolonged revelation.
Yea, verily, there'll be nothing left when we get through—selah!
It was to these women that selah came with her definite plans for better conditions for them and their children.
"My only interest is to draw her out," said selah, defending his integrity.
The next moment selah stood in the door of Mrs. Walton's bedroom, staring with horrified eyes.
"My house is not so fine as selah deserves, but it is not a cave," he retorted, flattening himself sidewise in order to pass.
The Colonel was now peacefully snoring with both feet bandaged and elevated upon pillows; and selah was waiting upon the veranda.
1520s, Hebrew word occurring frequently at the end of verse in Psalter. Supposed to be a liturgical direction, perhaps meaning "pause," or perhaps a musical direction to raise the voice (cf. Hebrew base s-l-l "to raise, lift").