The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
under a water-lily and listen to the bells, which must sound most
delicately down below. That would be a life - do you not think so
'Yes,' said Jean-Marie.
'Thank God you have imagination!' cried the Doctor, embracing the
boy with his usual effusive warmth, though it was a proceeding that
seemed to disconcert the sufferer almost as much as if he had been
an English schoolboy of the same age. 'And now,' he added, 'I will
take you to my wife.'
Madame Desprez sat in the dining-room in a cool wrapper. All the
blinds were down, and the tile floor had been recently sprinkled