The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:|
together since. Today the one people seeks to drive forth the other who
conquered them. Are these men rebels, too?"
"Well," said Peter, pleased at being deferred to, "that all depends who
they are, you know!"
"They call the one nation Turks, and the other Armenians," said the
"Oh, the Armenians aren't rebels," said Peter; "they are on our side! The
papers are all full of it," said Peter, pleased to show his knowledge.
"Those bloody Turks! What right had they to conquer the Armenians? Who
gave them their land? I'd like to have a shot at them myself!"
"WHY are Armenians not rebels?" asked the stranger, gently.