The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle:|
smoke. Yet it is a written chapter, and it must be read. He who
chooses may read betwixt the lines of history this great truth:
Evil itself is an instrument toward the shaping of good.
Therefore the history of evil as well as the history of good
should be read, considered, and digested.
THE GHOST OF CAPTAIN BRAND
IT is not so easy to tell why discredit should be cast upon a man
because of something that his grandfather may have done amiss,
but the world, which is never overnice in its discrimination as
to where to lay the blame, is often pleased to make the innocent
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates