The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:|
say she'd lend 'em guns?'
'Right so. But not ships - then.'
'And I thought you meant they must have told her they'd do it
off their own bat, without getting her into a row with Philip. Was
'Near enough for a Minister of the Queen. But remember she
gave the lads full time to change their minds. She was three long
days at Rye Royal - knighting of fat Mayors. When she came back
to Brickwall, they met her a mile down the road, and she could
feel their eyes burn through her riding-mask. Chris Hatton, poor
fool, was vexed at it.