The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:|
they brought him kid's flesh and wine, and the nymphs brought
him honey from the rocks, and he ate, and drank, and slept
again, while the nymphs and shepherds danced and sang. And
when he woke, they begged him to stay; but he would not. 'I
have a great work to do,' he said; 'I must be away toward the
Isthmus, that I may go to Athens.'
But the shepherds said, 'Will you go alone toward Athens?
None travel that way now, except in armed troops.'
'As for arms, I have enough, as you see. And as for troops,
an honest man is good enough company for himself. Why should
I not go alone toward Athens?'