The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:|
pray you not to ask me any further questions about Mameena of
whose name I grow weary."
At this point Zikali seemed to wake out of his indifference, or
his torpor, for he looked up and said darkly--
"It is strange that the cleverest are always those who first fall
into the trap. They go along, gazing at the stars at night, and
forget the pit which they themselves have dug in the morning.
Now the wrangling broke out afresh. The peace party pointed
triumphantly to the fact that I, the white man who ought to know,
put no faith in this apparition, which was therefore without