The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne:|
Sir Francis frankly put the question to him.
"Officers," replied the guide, "I am a Parsee, and this woman is a Parsee.
Command me as you will."
"Excellent!" said Mr. Fogg.
"However," resumed the guide, "it is certain, not only that
we shall risk our lives, but horrible tortures, if we are taken."
"That is foreseen," replied Mr. Fogg. "I think we must wait till night
"I think so," said the guide.
The worthy Indian then gave some account of the victim, who,
he said, was a celebrated beauty of the Parsee race, and the
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