The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:|
"She is crying," murmured Dain, softly.
"She is crying! Why?" asked Almayer, indifferently.
"I came to ask you. My Ranee smiles when looking at the man she
loves. It is the white woman that is crying now. You would
Almayer shrugged his shoulders and turned away again towards the
"Go, Tuan Putih," urged Dain. "Go to her; her tears are more
terrible to me than the anger of gods."
"Are they? You will see them more than once. She told me she
could not live without you," answered Almayer, speaking without