The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:|
wears me, shall have that which few men care for--and that is the
way it is with wisdom in our town."
"Well," said Selim the Baker, and he slipped the gold ring of
good-luck on his finger, "I have driven a good bargain, and you
have paid for your loaf of bread."
"But what will you do with the other ring?" said Selim the
"Oh, you may have that," said Selim the Baker.
Well, that evening, as Selim the Baker sat in front of his shop
in the twilight smoking a pipe of tobacco, the ring he wore began
to work. Up came a little old man with a white beard, and he was