The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Under the Andes by Rex Stout:|
seen, used no weapons whatever. This was most probably the result
of their total isolation and consequent freedom from foreign
In the matter of food we were soon to receive an agreeable
surprise. It was about an hour after Desiree had left us that the
royal steward--I give him the title on my own responsibility--
arrived, with pots and pans on a huge tray.
In the first place, the pots and pans were of solid gold.
Harry stared in amazement as they were placed in brilliant array on
one of the stone tables; and when we essayed to lift the empty tray
from another table on which it had been placed we understood why