The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells:|
with my uncle, of Crest Hill's vast cessation, of his resonant
strenuous career. Ten thousand men have envied him and wished to
live as he lived. It is all one spectacle of forces running to
waste, of people who use and do not replace, the story of a
country hectic with a wasting aimless fever of trade and
money-making and pleasure-seeking. And now I build destroyers!
Other people may see this country in other terms; this is how I
have seen it. In some early chapter in this heap I compared all
our present colour and abundance to October foliage before the
frosts nip down the leaves. That I still feel was a good image.
Perhaps I see wrongly. It may be I see decay all about me