The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:|
him honey from the rocks, and he ate, and drank, and slept
again, while the nymphs and shepherds danced and sang. And
when he woke, they begged him to stay; but he would not. 'I
have a great work to do,' he said; 'I must be away toward the
Isthmus, that I may go to Athens.'
But the shepherds said, 'Will you go alone toward Athens?
None travel that way now, except in armed troops.'
'As for arms, I have enough, as you see. And as for troops,
an honest man is good enough company for himself. Why should
I not go alone toward Athens?'
'If you do, you must look warily about you on the Isthmus,