The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:|
on this so promising enterprise; at any moment, then, the
blow was to be looked for.
In the face of this new distress, the wild disorder of his
pulses settled down; and a broken weariness succeeded, as
though he had lived for centuries and for centuries been
dead. The buildings and the people in the street became
incredibly small, and far-away, and bright; London sounded in
his ears stilly, like a whisper; and the rattle of the cab
that nearly charged him down, was like a sound from Africa.
Meanwhile, he was conscious of a strange abstraction from
himself; and heard and felt his footfalls on the ground, as