The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:|
sensible to fall in love with any one. He was very earnest in
impressing on Heemskirk his own feeling of absolute security. And
the lieutenant, casting doubting glances sideways, was yet willing
to believe him.
"Much you know about it," he grunted nevertheless.
"But I do know," insisted old Nelson, with the greater desperation
because he wanted to resist the doubts arising in his own mind.
"My own daughter! In my own house, and I not to know! Come! It
would be a good joke, lieutenant."
"They seem to be carrying on considerably," remarked Heemskirk
moodily. "I suppose they are together now," he added, feeling a
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