The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:|
"Why, no; not for a right smart while. But I reckon he has not
The Virginian spoke this in his gentlest voice. But his rebuffed
sweetheart turned her face away, and from her eyes she brushed a
He reined his horse Monte beside her, and upon her cheek she felt
his kiss. "You are not the only mind-reader," said he, very
tenderly. And at this she clung to him, and laid her head upon
his breast. "I had been thinking," he went on, "that the way our
marriage is to be was the most beautiful way."
"It is the most beautiful," she murmured.