The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Off on a Comet by Jules Verne:|
"And what, I wonder, is the use of all these big figures?"
said Ben Zoof to his master, when next day they were alone together.
"That's just the charm of them, my good fellow," was the captain's cool reply,
"that they are of no use whatever."
JUPITER SOMEWHAT CLOSE
Except as to the time the comet would take to revolve round the sun,
it must be confessed that all the professor's calculations had comparatively
little interest for anyone but himself, and he was consequently left
very much to pursue his studies in solitude.
The following day was the 1st of August, or, according to Rosette, the 63rd