The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:|
sail yet." "Not yet for a while," had answered Lingard in a
preoccupied manner; and Shaw departed aggrieved at such a neglect
of making the best of a good breeze.
On the main deck dark-skinned men, whose clothing clung to their
shivering limbs as if they had been overboard, had finished
recoiling the braces, and clearing the gear. The kassab, after
having hung the fore-topsail halyards in the becket, strutted
into the waist toward a row of men who stood idly with their
shoulders against the side of the long boat amidships. He passed
along looking up close at the stolid faces. Room was made for
him, and he took his place at the end.