The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:|
wife. This was considered a sort of disloyal falling away from the
The mate's annoyance was yet the easiest to understand. As he let
it out to Powell before the first week of the passage was over:
'You can't expect me to be pleased at being chucked out of the
saloon as if I weren't good enough to sit down to meat with that
woman.' But he hastened to add: 'Don't you think I'm blaming the
captain. He isn't a man to be found fault with. You, Mr. Powell,
are too young yet to understand such matters.'
Some considerable time afterwards, at the end of a conversation of
that aggrieved sort, he enlarged a little more by repeating: 'Yes!