The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin:|
"It is a cold day toturn an oldman out in, sir; look at
my gray hairs." They hung down to his shoulders, as I told you
"Aye!" said Hans; "there are enough of them to keep you
"I'm very, very hungry, sir; couldn't you spare me a bit of
bread before I go?"
"Bread, indeed!" said Schwartz; "do you suppose we've
nothing to do with our bread but to give it to such red-nosed
fellows as you?"