The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad:|
nearer and nearer from amongst the squalls that sometimes hid her
altogether. But even when not seen, we felt her there like a knife
at our throats. She gained on us frightfully. And the Tremolino,
in a fierce breeze and in much smoother water, swung on easily
under her one sail, with something appallingly careless in the
joyous freedom of her motion. Another half-hour went by. I could
not stand it any longer.
"They will get the poor barky," I stammered out suddenly, almost on
the verge of tears.
Dominic stirred no more than a carving. A sense of catastrophic
loneliness overcame my inexperienced soul. The vision of my
The Mirror of the Sea