The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
chain; I expected to be able to smoke to excess and drink to
comfort all the days of my life; and I am still indignantly staring
on this button! It's not even a button; it's a teetotal badge! -
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.
Letter: TO HENRY JAMES
APIA, JULY 1893.
MY DEAR HENRY JAMES, - Yes. LES TROPHEES, on the whole, a book.
It is excellent; but is it a life's work? I always suspect YOU of
a volume of sonnets up your sleeve; when is it coming down? I am
in one of my moods of wholesale impatience with all fiction and all