The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:|
enough to be torn piece-meal, without having you to look on?'
And she tried to thrust him away.
But he said, 'I go; yet promise me one thing ere I go: that
if I slay this beast you will be my wife, and come back with
me to my kingdom in fruitful Argos, for I am a king's heir.
Promise me, and seal it with a kiss.'
Then she lifted up her face, and kissed him; and Perseus
laughed for joy, and flew upward, while Andromeda crouched
trembling on the rock, waiting for what might befall.
On came the great sea-monster, coasting along like a huge
black galley, lazily breasting the ripple, and stopping at