The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wife, et al by Anton Chekhov:|
"Hey! Let's give the general a drive! If you come to grief he'll
buy new ones, my darlings! Hey! look out! We'll run you down!"
Only now, when the extraordinary pace we were going at took my
breath away, I noticed that he was very drunk. He must have been
drinking at the station. At the bottom of the descent there was
the crash of ice; a piece of dirty frozen snow thrown up from the
road hit me a painful blow in the face.
The runaway horses ran up the hill as rapidly as they had
downhill, and before I had time to shout to Nikanor my sledge was
flying along on the level in an old pine forest, and the tall
pines were stretching out their shaggy white paws to me from all