The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:|
old man and the fever has weakened me. Then I took it on an empty
stomach, too, and there was them three soaks setting me an example,
they arguing for me to take the Flibberty to Poonga-Poonga, an' me
pointing out my duty to the contrary. The trouble was, all the
arguments were pointed with drinks, and me not being a drinking
man, so to say, and weak from fever . . .
"Well, anyway, at the end of the half-hour down she came again and
took a good squint at me. 'That'll do nicely,' I remember her
saying; and with that she took the whisky bottles and hove them
overside through the companionway. 'That's the last, she said to
the three soaks, 'till the Martha floats and you're back in Guvutu.