The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad:|
hours alone and very angry, as I could see by the token of the
invisible smile under his moustache being intensified. We wondered
what had become of the wretch, and made a hurried investigation
amongst our portable property. He had stolen nothing.
"He will be back before long," I said confidently.
Ten minutes afterwards one of the men on deck called out loudly:
"I can see him coming."
Cesar had only his shirt and trousers on. He had sold his coat,
apparently for pocket-money.
"You knave!" was all Dominic said, with a terrible softness of
voice. He restrained his choler for a time. "Where have you been,
The Mirror of the Sea