The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:|
thinking that it would move a heart of stone. He tried to make her
understand his remorse. She heard him to the end, said 'Indeed!'
and turned her back on him.
"'Don't you believe me?' he asked, appalled.
"She didn't say yes or no. All she said was, 'Send that brat away
"'I can't throw him out into the street,' cried Davidson. 'You
don't mean it.'
"'I don't care. There are charitable institutions for such
children, I suppose.'
"'That I will never do,' said Davidson.
Within the Tides