The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland:|
Chinese literature is full of examples of men and women
who applied themselves to their books with untiring
diligence. Some tied their hair to the beam of their humble
cottage so that when they nodded with sleepiness the jerk
would awake them and they might return to their books.
Others slept upon globular pillows that when they
became so restless as to move and cause the pillow to roll
from under their head they might get up and study.