The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:|
afraid of being reduced to beggary, as he says, in his old days.
Look here, kid, you had better clear out to-morrow, first thing."
Jasper had hoped for another afternoon with Freya, an afternoon of
quiet felicity with the girl by his side and his eyes on his brig,
anticipating a blissful future. His silence was eloquent with
disappointment, and Freya understood it very well. She, too, was
disappointed. But it was her business to be sensible.
"We shan't have a moment to ourselves with that beetle creeping
round the house," she argued in a low, hurried voice. "So what's
the good of your staying? And he won't go while the brig's here.
You know he won't."
'Twixt Land & Sea