The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:|
'Sitka Charley is Siwash, and there is a crooked light in his eyes
and small honor to his tongue.' Is it not so?"
Deep down in throat, the circle vouchsafed its assent.
"The woman was Passuk. I got her in fair trade from her people,
who were of the Coast and whose Chilcat totem stood at the head of
a salt arm of the sea. My heart did not go out to the woman, nor
did I take stock of her looks. For she scarce took her eyes from
the ground, and she was timid and afraid, as girls will be when
cast into a stranger's arms whom they have never seen before. As
I say, there was no place in my heart for her to creep, for I had
a great journey in mind, and stood in need of one to feed my dogs