The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:|
this wilderness, and we must, in compassion, force you along with
"I'll hae neither hand nor foot in't," said Hobbie; "let the
ghaist take his ain way, for God's sake!"
"My blood be on my own head, if I perish here," said the figure;
and, observing Earnscliff meditating to lay hold on him, he
added, "And your blood be upon yours, if you touch but the skirt
of my garments, to infect me with the taint of mortality!"
The moon shone more brightly as he spoke thus, and Earnscliff
observed that he held out his right hand armed with some weapon
of offence, which glittered in the cold ray like the blade of a