The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
By this time we are drawing near to the appointed spot. I
mount upon the bridge, the observed of all observers.
"Captain," I say, in clear, emphatic tones, heard far and wide,
"the majority of the company appear to be in favour of the little
cove beyond One Tree Point."
"All right, Mr. Dodd," responds the captain, heartily; "all one to
me. I am not exactly sure of the place you mean; but just you
stay here and pilot me."
I do, pointing with my wand. I do pilot him, to the
inexpressible entertainment of the picnic; for I am (why should
I deny it?) the popular man. We slow down off the mouth of a