The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Ivanhoe by Walter Scott:|
of his own accord, a more lively motion.
The path which the animal adopted rather turned
off from the course pursued by the knight during
the day; but as the horse seemed confident in his
choice, the rider abandoned himself to his discretion.
He was justified by the event; for the footpath
soon after appeared a little wider and more worn,
and the tinkle of a small bell gave the knight to understand
that he was in the vicinity of some chapel or hermitage.
Accordingly, he soon reached an open plat of
turf, on the opposite side of which, a rock, rising