The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:|
broken and bloody and a face torn, a battered thing now but with a
faint flavour of pride in its bearing. "Your bidding has been done,
Sire," it said.
"So," said the Emperor, unappeased. "And you live? Well-- Leap
again. . . ."
And then came other stories. The young man told them as he had
heard them, stories of ferocious wholesale butcheries, of men
standing along the walls of the banqueting chamber to be shot one by
one as the feast went on, of exquisite and terrifying cruelties, and
his one note of wonder, his refrain was, "HERE! Not a hundred years
ago. . . . It makes one almost believe that somewhere things of