The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:|
forward to them.
And he cried, 'Go in peace, if you will, my cousins; but if
not, your blood be on your own heads.' But they rushed at
him; and then stopped short and railed him, as curs stop and
bark when they rouse a lion from his lair.
But one hurled a lance from the rear rank, which past close
by Theseus' head; and at that Theseus rushed forward, and the
fight began indeed. Twenty against one they fought, and yet
Theseus beat them all; and those who were left fled down into
the town, where the people set on them, and drove them out,
till Theseus was left alone in the palace, with AEgeus his