The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:|
distinguish the features.
"Never laid eyes on him before," the miner concluded his scrutiny. "Just a
common an' ordinary thief, damn him! An' he shot me in the back! He shot me in
He opened his shirt and felt himself, front and back, on his left side.
"Went clean through, and no harm done!" he cried jubilantly. "I'll bet he
aimed right all right, but he drew the gun over when he pulled the
trigger--the cuss! But I fixed 'm! Oh, I fixed 'm!"
His fingers were investigating the bullet-hole in his side, and a shade of
regret passed over his face. "It's goin' to be stiffer'n hell," he said. "An'
it's up to me to get mended an' get out o' here."