The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenne by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
came out. I had been tolerantly used both by simple Father
Apollinaris and astute Father Michael; and the good Irish deacon,
when he heard of my religious weakness, had only patted me upon the
shoulder and said, 'You must be a Catholic and come to heaven.'
But I was now among a different sect of orthodox. These two men
were bitter and upright and narrow, like the worst of Scotsmen, and
indeed, upon my heart, I fancy they were worse. The priest snorted
aloud like a battle-horse.
'ET VOUS PRETENDEZ MOURIR DANS CETTE ESPECE DE CROYANCE?' he
demanded; and there is no type used by mortal printers large enough
to qualify his accent.