The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
incomprehensible language, and these names of grandees in his
talk, were each an element.
The Frenchman stayed not long, but it was plain he left
behind him matter of much interest to his companions; they
spoke together earnestly, their heads down, the woman of the
wine-shop totally forgotten; and they were still so occupied
when Paradou returned.
This man's love was unsleeping. The even bluster of the
mistral, with which he had been combating some hours, had not
suspended, though it had embittered, that predominant
passion. His first look was for his wife, a look of hope and