The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:|
wherever you like."
"Harry," said Simon Ford, turning to his son, "light our safety lamps."
"Are you going to take safety lamps!" exclaimed James Starr,
in amazement, knowing that there was no fear of explosions
of fire-damp in a pit quite empty of coal.
"Yes, Mr. Starr, it will be prudent."
"My good Simon, won't you propose next to put me in a miner's dress?"
"Not just yet, sir, not just yet!" returned the old overman,
his deep-set eyes gleaming strangely.
Harry soon reappeared, carrying three safety lamps.
He handed one of these to the engineer, the other to his father,