The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:|
boy! Don't you see that the very best thing that could have
happened is this. It's best for y'u, best for the rest of the
gang and best for the whole cattle country. We'll have peace here
at last. Now he's gone, honest men are going to breathe easy.
I'll take y'u in hand and set y'u at work on one of my stations,
if y'u like. Anyhow, you'll have a chance to begin life again in
a better way."
"That's right," agreed the blatant youth. "I'm sick of rustling
the mails and other folks' calves. I'm glad he got what was
coming to him," he concluded vindictively, with a glance at his
dead chief and a sudden raucous oath.