The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Rescue by Joseph Conrad:|
went on as though he had not been interrupted, and with an accent
of deliberate disgust.
Her heart was heavy but everything he said seemed to force the
tone of levity on to her lips. "As long as I don't look like a
guy," she remarked, negligently, and then caught the direction of
his lurid stare which as a matter of fact was fastened on her
bare feet. She checked herself, "Oh, yes, if you prefer it I will
put on my stockings. But you know I must be very careful of them.
It's the only pair I have here. I have washed them this morning
in that bathroom which is built over the stern. They are now
drying over the rail just outside. Perhaps you will be good