The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:|
nothing for his trouble.
If Jack Ryan and the other superstitious fellows in the mine had seen
these lights, they would, without fail, have called them supernatural,
but Harry did not dream of doing so, nor did his father.
And when they talked over these phenomena, evidently due to a
physical cause, "My lad," the old man would say, "we must wait.
It will all be explained some day."
However, it must be observed that, hitherto, neither Harry
nor his father had ever been exposed to any act of violence.
If the stone which had fallen at the feet of James Starr
had been thrown by the hand of some ill-disposed person,