The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad:|
in which the light fell on his head I could not be
sure whether he had smiled faintly or not. I
changed my tone.
"Listen," I said. "It's getting so desperate
that I had thought for a moment, since we can't
make our way south, whether I wouldn't try to
steer west and make an attempt to reach the mail-
boat track. We could always get some quinine
from her, at least. What do you think?"
He cried out: "No, no, no. Don't do that, sir.
You mustn't for a moment give up facing that old
The Shadow Line