The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:|
missionary if you will! I value not the title. Were I no
more than that, I could have died without a murmur. But with
my life as a physician is bound up the knowledge of great
secrets and the future of man. This it was, when we missed
the caravan, tried for a short cut and wandered to this
desolate ravine, that ate into my soul, and, in five days,
has changed my beard from ebony to silver.'
'And you are a physician,' mused my father, looking on his
face, 'bound by oath to succour man in his distresses.'
'Sir,' returned the Mormon, 'my name is Grierson: you will
hear that name again; and you will then understand that my