The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad:|
when I was young; younger even than your marvel, Dominic."
"It was no priest in disguise, Madame Leonore," I said, amused by
her expression of disgust. "That's an American."
"Ah! Un Americano! Well, never mind him. It was her that I went
"What! Walked to the other end of the town to see Dona Rita!"
Dominic addressed her in a low bantering tone. "Why, you were
always telling me you couldn't walk further than the end of the
quay to save your life - or even mine, you said."
"Well, I did; and I walked back again and between the two walks I
had a good look. And you may be sure - that will surprise you both
The Arrow of Gold