The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley:|
from the rest to a dead crow close by, and dragged it off to hide
it, though it was nearly as big as he was. Whereat all his little
brothers set off after him in full cry, and saw Tom; and then all
ran back, and up jumped Mrs. Vixen, and caught one up in her mouth,
and the rest toddled after her, and into a dark crack in the rocks;
and there was an end of the show.
And next he had a fright; for, as he scrambled up a sandy brow -
whirr-poof-poof-cock-cock-kick - something went off in his face,
with a most horrid noise. He thought the ground had blown up, and
the end of the world come.
And when he opened his eyes (for he shut them very tight) it was