The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:|
presence of physical things--the immensity of the star-studded sky,
the soaring moon, the bleak, mysterious mountains, and limitless
slope, and plain, and ridge, and valley. These things in all their
magnificence had not been unnoticed by him before; only now they
spoke a different meaning. A voice that he had never heard called
him to see, to fee the vast hard externals of heaven and earth, all
that represented the open, the free, silence and solitude and space.
Once more his thoughts, like his steps, were halted by Ladd's actions.
The cowboy reined in his horse, listened a moment, then swung down
out of the saddle. He raised a cautioning hand to the others, then
slipped into the gloom and disappeared. Gale marked that the halt