The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:|
On which the gaunt man pulled from under his arm a great white
buffalo horn covered with rough etchings of land and sea, and held
it up to the admiring ring.
"See here, boys all, and behold the pictur of the place, dra'ed out
so natural as ever was life. I got mun from a Portingal, down to
the Azores; and he'd pricked mun out, and pricked mun out,
wheresoever he'd sailed, and whatsoever he'd seen. Take mun in
your hands now, Simon Evans, take mun in your hands; look mun over,
and I'll warrant you'll know the way in five minutes so well as
ever a shark in the seas."
And the horn was passed from hand to hand; while Oxenham, who saw