The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from What is Man? by Mark Twain:|
a young sister with a remarkable voice--he was giving her a
musical education, so that her longing to be self-supporting
might be gratified. He was furnishing the money to put a young
brother through a polytechnic school and satisfy his desire to
become a civil engineer.
O.M. The old father's comforts were now curtailed?
Y.M. Quite seriously. Yes.
O.M. The sister's music-lessens had to stop?
O.M. The young brother's education--well, an extinguishing
blight fell upon that happy dream, and he had to go to sawing
What is Man?