The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:|
Sheldon flushed, but remained silent.
"I know what you are thinking," she laughed gaily. "That if I were
a man you'd wring my neck for me. And I deserve it, too. I'm so
sorry. I ought not to keep on hurting your feelings."
"I'm afraid I rather invite it," he said, relieved by the signs of
the tempest subsiding.
"I have it," she announced. "Lend me a gang of your boys for to-
day. I'll build a grass house for myself over in the far corner of
the compound--on piles, of course. I can move in to-night. I'll
be comfortable and safe. The Tahitians can keep an anchor watch
just as aboard ship. And then I'll study cocoanut planting. In