The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:|
He laughed, but very softly, not in his usual terrific fashion,
repeating the word "murderer" two or three times. Then with his
great hand he lifted my head gently as a woman might, saying--
"Look before you, Macumazahn."
I looked and saw that I was in some kind of a cave. Outside the
sun was setting and against its brightness I perceived two
figures, a white man and a white woman who were walking hand in
hand and gazing into each other's eyes. They were Anscombe and
Heda passing the mouth of the cave.
"Behold the murdered, O Macumazahn, dealer of hard words."
"It is only a trick," I murmured. "Kaatje saw them dead and