The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:|
triumphantly on his arm out of this stockade; for there is
nothing in all this to affect his greatness, his absolute value
in the eyes of those people--and indeed in any other eyes."
D'Alcacer kept his glance averted from Mrs. Travers and as soon
as he had finished speaking busied himself in dragging the bench
a little way further from the fire. When they sat down on it he
kept his distance from Mrs. Travers. She made no sign of
unveiling herself and her eyes without a face seemed to him
strangely unknown and disquieting.
"The situation in a nutshell," she said. "You have arranged it
all beautifully, even to my triumphal exit. Well, and what then?