The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:|
It was not long before the Fiddler found the little wooden plug,
and then nothing would do but he must take a peep inside the nut
to see if Ill-Luck was really there. So he picked and pulled at
the wooden plug, until at last out it came; and--phst! pop! out
came Ill-Luck along with it.
Plague take the Fiddler! say I.
"Listen," says Ill-Luck. "It has been many a long day that I have
been in that hazel-nut, and you are the man that has let me out;
for once in a way I will do a good turn to a poor human body."
Therewith, and without giving the Fiddler time to speak a word,
Ill-Luck caught him up by the belt, and--whiz! away he flew like