The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:|
went on, "this Moor may not in the end insist on giving us up to
a cruel death, Captain Lingard."
"He wanted to give you up in the middle of the night, a few hours
ago," said Lingard, without even looking at d'Alcacer who raised
his hands a little and let them fall. Lingard sat down on the
breech of a heavy piece mounted on a naval carriage so as to
command the lagoon. He folded his arms on his breast. D'Alcacer
"We have been reprieved then?"
"No," said Lingard. "It's I who was reprieved."
A long silence followed. Along the whole line of the manned