The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Under the Andes by Rex Stout:|
"Or never," I agreed.
Again silence. Harry stood gazing at one of the flaming urns,
buried in thought--easy to guess of what nature. I did not think
fit to disturb him, till presently he spoke again.
"What do you suppose that ugly devil will do about--what he
saw in here?"
I smiled. "Nothing."
"But if he should? We are helpless."
"Trust Desiree. It's true that she can't even talk to him,
but she'll manage him somehow. You saw what happened just now."
"But the creature is no better than a dumb brute. He is