The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:|
short time," he said, contemplating me with his burning glance
until I began to feel uncomfortable.
To change the subject I asked him whether he had any further
information about the war, which he had told me was raging in
He answered: "Not much; only that it was going on with varying
success, and would continue to do so until the nations involved
therein were exhausted," or so he believed. The war did not seem
greatly to interest Oro. It was, he remarked, but a small affair
compared to those which he had known in the old days. Then he
departed, and I went to sleep.
When the World Shook