The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:|
volume, laid it on the table, and resumed the cigar he had put
"Did you know Arthur Meyrick the painter, Villiers?"
"A little; I met him two or three times at the house of
a friend of mine. What has become of him? I haven't heard his
name mentioned for some time."
"You don't say so! Quite young, wasn't he?"
"Yes; only thirty when he died."
"What did he die of?"
"I don't know. He was an intimate friend of mine, and
The Great God Pan