The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:|
business they had in hand.
The night, now that they were close to the shore, was loud with
the noise of running tide-water, and the air was heavy with the
smell of mud and marsh, and over all the whiteness of the
moonlight, with a few stars pricking out here and there in the
sky; and all so strange and silent and mysterious that Barnaby
could not divest himself of the feeling that it was all a dream.
So, the rowers bending to the oars, the boat came slowly around
from under the clump of mangrove bushes and out into the open
Instantly it did so the leader of the expedition called out in a
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates