The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne:|
a man lived exclusively on them, he would have to eat not less than fifteen
to sixteen dozen a day."
"Capital!" replied Pencroft. "We might swallow dozens and dozens without
exhausting the bed. Shall we take some for breakfast?"
And without waiting for a reply to this proposal, knowing that it would
be approved of, the sailor and Neb detached a quantity of the molluscs.
They put them in a sort of net of hibiscus fiber, which Neb had
manufactured, and which already contained food; they then continued to
climb the coast between the downs and the sea.
From time to time Harding consulted his watch, so as to be prepared in
time for the solar observation, which had to be made exactly at midday.
The Mysterious Island