The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad:|
also under the poop--he had to look into them all. When at last I
showed him out on the quarter-deck he drew a long, spiritless sigh,
and mumbled dismally that he must really be going back to his ship now.
I desired my mate, who had joined us, to see to the captain's boat.
The man of whiskers gave a blast on the whistle which he used
to wear hanging round his neck, and yelled, "Sephora's away!"
My double down there in my cabin must have heard, and certainly
could not feel more relieved than I. Four fellows came running
out from somewhere forward and went over the side, while my
own men, appearing on deck too, lined the rail. I escorted
my visitor to the gangway ceremoniously, and nearly overdid it.
The Secret Sharer