The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn:|
--"But the Virgin sent us the child, Feliu,--sent us the child
for Concha's sake."
He did not answer at once; he seemed to be thinking very
deeply;--Carmen anxiously scanned his impassive face.
--"Who knows?" he answered, at last;--"who knows? Perhaps she
has ceased to belong to any one else."
One after another, Feliu's luggers fluttered in,--bearing with
them news of the immense calamity. And all the fishermen, in
turn, looked at the child. Not one had ever seen her before.
Ten days later, a lugger full of armed men entered the bayou, and