The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:|
Perm and Ekaterenburg, brother," said she. "Am I right?"
"You are quite right, Nadia," answered Michael; "and
when we have reached Ekaterenburg, we shall be at the foot
of the Ural Mountains on the opposite side."
"How long will it take to get across the mountains?"
"Forty-eight hours, for we shall travel day and night.
I say day and night, Nadia," added he, "for I cannot stop
even for a moment; I go on without rest to Irkutsk."
"I shall not delay you, brother; no, not even for an hour,
and we will travel day and night."
"Well then, Nadia, if the Tartar invasion has only left