The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm:|
'But what are we to do now?' said the coal.
'I think,' answered the bean, 'that as we have so fortunately escaped
death, we should keep together like good companions, and lest a new
mischance should overtake us here, we should go away together, and
repair to a foreign country.'
The proposition pleased the two others, and they set out on their way
together. Soon, however, they came to a little brook, and as there was
no bridge or foot-plank, they did not know how they were to get over
it. The straw hit on a good idea, and said: 'I will lay myself
straight across, and then you can walk over on me as on a bridge.' The
Grimm's Fairy Tales