The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:|
born. Thus we talked till midnight was two hours gone. Then there
came a silence.
'Husband,' said Otomie at last in a hushed and solemn voice, 'you
are worn with suffering, and I am weary. It is time to do that
which must be done. Sad is our fate, but at least rest is before
us. I thank you, husband, for your gentleness, I thank you more
for your faithfulness to my house and people. Shall I make ready
for our last journey?'
'Make ready!' I answered.
Then she rose and soon was busy with the ropes. At length all was
prepared and the moment of death was at hand.