The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:|
The man in authority did not budge a hair's breadth. The
seacannie bent down a little from the height of the wheel
"I saw a boat," he murmured with something of the tender
obstinacy of a lover begging for a favour. "I saw a boat, O Haji
Wasub! Ya! Haji Wasub!"
The serang had been twice a pilgrim, and was not insensible to
the sound of his rightful title. There was a grim smile on his
"You saw a floating tree, O Sali," he said, ironically.
"I am Sali, and my eyes are better than the bewitched brass thing