The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:|
wild oats. Say to pick wild flowers, if you like, or even to
wild geese--to do something that seems good to me just for its
not for the sake of wages of one kind or another. I feel like a
in the service of this magnificent mansion--say in training for
father's place as majordomo. I'd like to get out some way,
to feel free--perhaps to do something for others."
The young man's voice hesitated a little. "Yes, it sound like