The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad:|
mother and sisters. All the family were coming to London to live
there, for some little time at least.
"I hope you will go and tell them something of me. Something
seen," he said pressingly.
By this miserable subterfuge, like a man about to part with his
life, he hoped to make her remember him a little longer.
"Certainly," she said. "I'll be glad to call when I get back. But
that 'when' may be a long time."
He heard a light sigh. A cruel jealous curiosity made him ask -
"Are you growing weary, Miss Moorsom?"
A silence fell on his low spoken question.
Within the Tides