The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:|
I threw myself down there upon the desolate snows of Xaca, that
none had trod before, and wept such tears as a man may weep but
once in his life days.
'O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for
thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!' I cried with the ancient king--I
whose grief was greater than his, for had I not lost three sons
within as many years? Then remembering that as this king had gone
to join his son long centuries ago, so I must one day go to join
mine, and taking such comfort from the thought as may be found in
it, I rose and crept back to the ruined City of Pines.