The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum:|
"I'm afraid," said the last one of them.
But it did them no good to complain. Night fell and
the moon rose and cast a silvery sheen over the surface
of the water.
"Go to sleep," said Ervic to his companions. "I'll
stay awake and watch, for we may be rescued in some
So the other three laid themselves down in the bottom
of the boat and were soon fast asleep.
Ervic watched. He rested himself by leaning over the
bow of the boat, his face near to the moonlit water,
Glinda of Oz