The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
my own, carried the two of us over the cliff. It was a
hideous fall. The cliff was almost perpendicular. At its
foot broke the sea against a solid wall of rock.
We struck the cliff-face once in our descent and then
plunged into the salt sea. With the impact with the water
the hyaenodon released his hold upon my shoulder.
As I came sputtering to the surface I looked about for
some tiny foot- or hand-hold where I might cling for a
moment of rest and recuperation. The cliff itself offered
me nothing, so I swam toward the mouth of the fiord.
At the far end I could see that erosion from above had