The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad:|
communication with my officers, he had the opportunity
to address me.
"Seems a very nice man. His boat's crew told our chaps a very
extraordinary story, if what I am told by the steward is true.
I suppose you had it from the captain, sir?"
"Yes. I had a story from the captain."
"A very horrible affair--isn't it, sir?"
"Beats all these tales we hear about murders in Yankee ships."
"I don't think it beats them. I don't think it resembles them
in the least."
The Secret Sharer