The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:|
found him. The doctor there talked of a slight heatstroke.
Nothing very much. Out in three days. . . . It must be admitted
that the doctor was right. In three days, Jasper Allen came out of
the hospital and became visible to the town - very visible indeed -
and remained so for quite a long time; long enough to become almost
one of the sights of the place; long enough to become disregarded
at last; long enough for the tale of his haunting visibility to be
remembered in the islands to this day.
The talk on the "front" and Jasper's appearance in the Orange House
stand at the beginning of the famous Bonito case, and give a view
of its two aspects - the practical and the psychological. The case
'Twixt Land & Sea