The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:|
dreamy fashion, I expressed my acknowledgments for his visit and
for the interesting business information he had been good enough to
impart to me. But I said nothing of my wonder thereat.
"Of course, I would have made a point of calling on you in a day or
two," I concluded.
He raised his eyelids distinctly at me, and somehow managed to look
rather more sleepy than before.
"In accordance with my owners' instructions," I explained. "You
have had their letter, of course?"
By that time he had raised his eyebrows too but without any
particular emotion. On the contrary he struck me then as
'Twixt Land & Sea