The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:|
voice, "Help, help, servants! Your mistress is being carried off
"What do you mean, sir?"
"Let your woman's wit supply the rest: and forget not him who thus
saves you from disgrace."
Whether the brothers heard the last words or not, I know not; but
taking for granted that Eustace had discovered them, they sprang to
their feet at once, determined to make one last appeal, and then to
sell their lives as dearly as they could.
Eustace started back at the unexpected apparition; but a second
glance showed him Amyas's mighty bulk; and he spoke calmly--