The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:|
That night every man of the boat's crew, save Amyas, was down with
raging fever; before ten the next morning, five more men were
taken, and others sickening fast.
HOW THEY TOOK THE COMMUNION UNDER THE TREE AT HIGUEROTE
"Follow thee? Follow thee? Wha wad na follow thee? Lang hast
thou looed and trusted us fairly."
Amyas would have certainly taken the yellow fever, but for one
reason, which he himself gave to Cary. He had no time to be sick
while his men were sick; a valid and sufficient reason (as many a