The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Little Rivers by Henry van Dyke:|
of the Glockner against the eastern sky.
This is the frozen world. Here the Winter, driven back into his
stronghold, makes his last stand against the Summer, in perpetual
conflict, retreating by day to the mountain-peak, but creeping back
at night in frost and snow to regain a little of his lost
territory, until at last the Summer is wearied out, and the Winter
sweeps down again to claim the whole valley for his own.
In the Pragerhut I found mountain comfort. There were bunks along
the wall of the guest-room, with plenty of blankets. There was
good store of eggs, canned meats, and nourishing black bread. The