The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:|
children after them.
"See!" went on Yva in her chanting, dreamy voice, "the Lord Oro
asks his daughter if this be true. She says," here the real Yva
at my side turned and looked me straight in the eyes, "that it is
true; that she loves the Prince of the Nations and that if she
lives a million years she will wed no other man, since she who is
her father's slave in all else is still the mistress of herself,
as has ever been the right of her royal mothers.
"See again! The Lord Oro, the divine King, the Ancient, grows
wroth. He says that it is enough and more than enough that the
Barbarians should ask to eat of the bread of hidden learning and
When the World Shook