The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Adventure by Jack London:|
"But the small child won't cry any more for it," she was saying.
"This is the last sob. Some day, if Kinross doesn't lose her,
you'll turn her over to your partner, I know. And I won't nag you
any more. Only I do hope you know how I feel. It isn't as if I'd
merely bought the Martha, or merely built her. I saved her. I
took her off the reef. I saved her from the grave of the sea when
fifty-five pounds was considered a big risk. She is mine,
peculiarly mine. Without me she wouldn't exist. That big
nor'wester would have finished her the first three hours it blew.
And then I've sailed her, too; and she is a witch, a perfect witch.
Why, do you know, she'll steer by the wind with half a spoke, give