The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:|
'"Up the Seine to be sold in Paris," he says. "Neither you nor I
will ever touch a penny of that money."
'"Get me leave to go with it," I says. "I'll see if there's justice to
be gotten out of our American Ambassador."
'"There's not much justice in this world," he says, "without a
Navy." But he got me leave to go with the barge and he gave me
some money. That tobacco was all I had, and I followed it like a
hound follows a snatched bone. Going up the river I fiddled a little
to keep my spirits up, as well as to make friends with the guard.
They was only doing their duty. Outside o' that they were the
reasonablest o' God's creatures. They never even laughed at me.