The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:|
side acted otherwise when I was young."
"And where are they, the men of your youth? You mad woman!"
retorted Babalatchi, angrily. "Killed by the Dutch. Aha! But I
shall live to deceive them. A man knows when to fight and when
to tell peaceful lies. You would know that if you were not a
But Mrs. Almayer did not seem to hear him. With bent body and
outstretched arm she appeared to be listening to some noise
behind the shed.
"There are strange sounds," she whispered, with evident alarm.
"I have heard in the air the sounds of grief, as of a sigh and