The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
to me to be - 'We have gained all races, except those where we were
cheated by the French.'
'You must leave all your wet things to be dried.'
'O! ENTRE FRERES! In any boat-house in England we should find the
same.' (I cordially hope they might.)
'EN ANGLETERRE, VOUS EMPLOYEZ DES SLIDING-SEATS, N'EST-CE PAS?'
'We are all employed in commerce during the day; but in the
evening, VOYEZ-VOUS, NOUS SOMMES SERIEUX.'
These were the words. They were all employed over the frivolous
mercantile concerns of Belgium during the day; but in the evening
they found some hours for the serious concerns of life. I may have