The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:|
man and wife, after all they have endured together?'
And Alcinous smiled. 'The minstrel's song has charmed you:
but I must remember what is right, for songs cannot alter
justice; and I must be faithful to my name. Alcinous I am
called, the man of sturdy sense; and Alcinous I will be.'
But for all that Arete besought him, until she won him round.
So next morning he sent a herald, and called the kings into
the square, and said, 'This is a puzzling matter: remember
but one thing. These Minuai live close by us, and we may
meet them often on the seas; but Aietes lives afar off, and
we have only heard his name. Which, then, of the two is it