The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Some Reminiscences by Joseph Conrad:|
beacon at the mouth of the river just before dark and the tide
serving, Captain C-- was enabled to cross the bar and there was
nothing to prevent him going up river at night.
"Captain C-- knows this river like his own pocket," I concluded
discursively, trying to get on terms.
"Better," said Almayer.
Leaning over the rail of the bridge I looked at Almayer, who
looked down at the wharf in aggrieved thought. He shuffled his
feet a little; he wore straw slippers with thick soles. The
morning fog had thickened considerably. Everything round us
dripped: the derricks, the rails, every single rope in the ship-