The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
R. L. S.
Letter: TO MRS. THOMAS STEVENSON
LA SOLITUDE, HYERES, [NOVEMBER 1883].
MY DEAR MOTHER, - You must not blame me too much for my silence; I
am over head and ears in work, and do not know what to do first. I
have been hard at OTTO, hard at SILVERADO proofs, which I have
worked over again to a tremendous extent; cutting, adding,
rewriting, until some of the worst chapters of the original are
now, to my mind, as good as any. I was the more bound to make it
good, as I had such liberal terms; it's not for want of trying if I