The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Options by O. Henry:|
imposed on,' says he.
"'Maybe so,' says I, 'but it sounded pretty straight to me.'
"'W. D.,' says the King, all of a sudden, 'I'll give you a square
deal. It ain't often I get to talk to a white man, and I'll give you
a show for your money. It may be these constituents of mine have a
few grains of gold-dust hid away in their clothes. To-morrow you may
get out these goods you've brought up and see if you can make any
sales. Now, I'm going to introduce myself unofficially. My name is
Shane--Patrick Shane. I own this tribe of Peche Indians by right of
conquest--single handed and unafraid. I drifted up here four years
ago, and won 'em by my size and complexion and nerve. I learned their