The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum:|
Civilization had won the people, and they no longer robbed or fought
or indulged in magical arts, but were busily employed and leading
When the Red Rogue tried to tell folks who he was, they but laughed at
him, thinking the fellow crazy. He tried to get together a band of
thieves, as Wul-Takim had done in the old days, but none would join him.
And so, forced to be honest against his will, the Rogue was driven to
earn a living by digging in the garden of a wealthy noble, of whom he
had never before heard.
But often he would pause in his labors and lean on his spade, while
thoughts of the old days of wild adventure passed through his mind in
The Enchanted Island of Yew