The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner:|
"'You had better get down,' said another, 'or the wheel will catch you.'
"I got up to give her my place.
"'Oh, no, no!' they cried, 'we will not allow that.'
"'I will rather kneel,' said one, and he crouched down at my feet; so the
woman came in.
"There were nine of us in that coach, and only one showed chivalrous
attention--and that was a woman to a woman.
"I shall be old and ugly, too, one day, and I shall look for men's
chivalrous help, but I shall not find it.
"The bees are very attentive to the flowers till their honey is done, and
then they fly over them. I don't know if the flowers feel grateful to the