The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:|
and by which all the world may know us." (By this shall all men know that
ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.)
And Peter said, "What is that sign?"
But the stranger was silent.
"Oh, a kind of freemasonry!" said Peter, leaning on his elbow towards the
stranger, and looking up at him from under his pointed cap. "Are there any
more of you here in this country?"
"There are," said the stranger. Then he pointed with his hand into the
darkness. "There in a cave were two women. When you blew the cave up they
were left unhurt behind a fallen rock. When you took away all the grain,
and burnt what you could not carry, there was one basketful that you knew