The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
'And in God's name, why whiskers?' cried Morris, pointing in a
ghastly manner at his cousin. 'Does my brain reel? How whiskers?'
'O, that's a matter of detail,' said Michael.
There was another silence, during which Morris appeared to
himself to be shot in a trapeze as high as St Paul's, and as low
as Baker Street Station.
'Let us recapitulate,' said Michael, 'unless it's really a dream,
in which case I wish Teena would call me for breakfast. My friend
Pitman, here, received a barrel which, it now appears, was meant
for you. The barrel contained the body of a man. How or why you