The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:|
never to rise again."
"How many times have you crossed the steppe in win-
ter?" asked the young Livonian.
"Three times, Nadia, when I was going to Omsk."
"And what were you going to do at Omsk?"
"See my mother, who was expecting me."
"And I am going to Irkutsk, where my father expects
me. I am taking him my mother's last words. That is as
much as to tell you, brother, that nothing would have pre-
vented me from setting out."
"You are a brave girl, Nadia," replied Michael. "God