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:|
inexplicable will was a nine day's wonder; but the expectant public was
disappointed in that no contest was made.
It was only the other day that Eben Hale was laid away in his stately marble
mausoleum. And now Wade Atsheler is dead. The news was printed in this
morning's paper. I have just received through the mail a Ietter from him,
posted, evidently, but a short hour before he hurled himself into eternity.
This letter, which lies before me, is a narrative in his own handwriting,
linking together numerous newspaper clippings and facsimiles of letters. The
original correspondence, he has told me, is in the hands of the police. He has
begged me, also, as a warning to society against a most frightful and
diabolical danger which threatens its very existence, to make public the