The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
Almanac, and obtained in fifty minutes more information than I
have yet been able to use.
Then a fresh apprehension assailed me. Suppose Bellairs had
given me the slip? suppose he was now rolling on the road to
Stallbridge-le-Carthew? or perhaps there already and laying
before a very white-faced auditor his threats and propositions?
A hasty person might have instantly pursued. Whatever I am, I
am not hasty, and I was aware of three grave objections. In the
first place, I could not be certain that Bellairs was gone. In the
second, I had no taste whatever for a long drive at that hour of
the night and in so merciless a rain. In the third, I had no idea