The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:|
"Essay on the Appreciation of Nature, by Professor Collins," she
"To be continued in our next," he amended. "Won't you come in and
have a sundae? You look as if you didn't know it, but the rest of
us have discovered it's a right warm morning."
Looking across the little table at him over her sundae, she
questioned him with innocent impudence. "I saw you and dad deep
in plans Tuesday. I suppose by now you have all the train robbers
safely tucked away in the penitentiary?"
"Not yet," he answered cheerfully.
"Not yet!" Her lifted eyebrows and the derisive flash beneath