I sat with him listening (not for the first time) to these heart-searchings
till I grew thoroughly sleepy, and then I left him and turned in on board my ship.
It has no great moments of self-confidence, or moments not less great of doubt and heart-searching
. It is an industry which, like other industries, has its romance, its honour and its rewards, its bitter anxieties and its hours of ease.
For one would have but to see what is passing within those great, black, grimy houses of the capital, and to penetrate within their walls, for one at once to realise what good reason there is for self-depredation and heart-searching
. Of course, you will note that I am speaking figuratively rather than literally.