The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:|
in regard to the two correspondents, they were free and
could rove at their pleasure over the scene of war. Their
intention was not to leave it. The sort of antipathy which
formerly they had entertained for each other had given
place to a sincere friendship. Circumstances having brought
them together, they no longer thought of separating. The
petty questions of rivalry were forever extinguished.
Harry Blount could never forget what he owed his com-
panion, who, on the other hand, never tried to remind him
of it. This friendship too assisted the reporting operations,
and was thus to the advantage of their readers.