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:|
it seemed an original reason for taking notes.
THE OISE IN FLOOD
BEFORE nine next morning the two canoes were installed on a light
country cart at Etreux: and we were soon following them along the
side of a pleasant valley full of hop-gardens and poplars.
Agreeable villages lay here and there on the slope of the hill;
notably, Tupigny, with the hop-poles hanging their garlands in the
very street, and the houses clustered with grapes. There was a
faint enthusiasm on our passage; weavers put their heads to the
windows; children cried out in ecstasy at sight of the two
'boaties' - BARGUETTES: and bloused pedestrians, who were