The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells:|
furious yelling and howling all about us. Every one was moving rapidly.
For a moment I thought it was a general revolt. The furious face
of the Leopard-man flashed by mine, with M'ling close in pursuit.
I saw the yellow eyes of the Hyena-swine blazing with excitement,
his attitude as if he were half resolved to attack me.
The Satyr, too, glared at me over the Hyena-swine's hunched shoulders.
I heard the crack of Moreau's pistol, and saw the pink flash
dart across the tumult. The whole crowd seemed to swing round
in the direction of the glint of fire, and I too was swung round
by the magnetism of the movement. In another second I was running,
one of a tumultuous shouting crowd, in pursuit of the escaping
The Island of Doctor Moreau