The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:|
me of his corn and other farinaceous foods in ex-
change. It may be against your laws, and I am well
aware that for the treaty I must wait, but I beg
you in the name of humanity to point out to his ex-
cellency a way in which he can at the same time
relieve our necessities and placate his conscience."
"We will! We will!" cried Father Abella.
"Would that you had come in the disguise of a
common sea-captain, for we have hoodwinked the
commandantes more than once. But aside from the
suspicion and distrust in which Spain holds Russia