The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:|
not the way, but his face was set to Pelly. How far was it? Two
sleeps? ten? a hundred--he did not know, but he was going to
Pelly. It was too far to turn back; he could only keep on.
"He did not ask for grub, for he could see we, too, were hard put.
Passuk looked at the man, and at me, as though she were of two
minds, like a mother partridge whose young are in trouble. So I
turned to her and said, 'This man has been dealt unfair. Shall I
give him of our grub a portion?' I saw her eyes light, as with
quick pleasure; but she looked long at the man and at me, and her
mouth drew close and hard, and she said, 'No. The Salt Water is
afar off, and Death lies in wait. Better it is that he take this