The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
"These are very dirty people," said the stranger.
"They are not people at all," said the philosopher; and he
explained what a cow is in scientific words which I have forgotten.
"That is all one to me," said the stranger. "But why do they never
"Because they are graminivorous," said the philosopher; "and to
live upon grass, which is not highly nutritious, requires so close
an attention to business that they have no time to think, or speak,
or look at the scenery, or keep themselves clean."
"Well," said the stranger, "that is one way to live, no doubt. But
I prefer the people with the green heads."