The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:|
besought me, and bewailing him spake to me winged words:
'"Lead me not thither against my will, oh fosterling of
Zeus, but leave me here! For well I know thou shalt thyself
return no more, nor bring any one of all thy fellowship;
nay, let us flee the swifter with those that be here, for
even yet may we escape the evil day."
'On this wise he spake, but I answered him, saying:
"Eurylochus, abide for thy part here in this place, eating
and drinking by the black hollow ship: but I will go forth,
for a strong constraint is laid on me."
'With that I went up from the ship and the sea-shore. But