The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
captain, and an introduction to some house that will give us
credit for the trade."
"Well, I'll tell you," said Captain Bostock. "I have seen men
like you baked and eaten, and complained of afterwards. Some
was tough, and some hadn't no flaviour," he added grimly.
"What do you mean by that?" cried Tom.
"I mean I don't care," cried Bostock. "It ain't any of my
interests. I haven't underwrote your life. Only I'm blest if I'm
not sorry for the cannibal as tries to eat your head. And what I
recommend is a cheap, smart coffin and a good undertaker.
See if you can find a house to give you credit for a coffin! Look