The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:|
are English. Now you are well punished for your dirty fishes. Put
the draft in the fire, and never do so any more. You are a fool, Hal,
and you are a fool, Benedetto, but I need your works to please this
beautiful English King."
'"And I meant to kill Hal," says Benedetto. "Master, I meant
to kill him because the English King had made him a knight."
'"Ah!" says the Master, shaking his finger. "Benedetto, if you
had killed my Hal, I should have killed you - in the cloister. But
you are a craftsman too, so I should have killed you like a
craftsman, very, very slowly - in an hour, if I could spare the
time!" That was Torrigiano - the Master!'