The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:|
"Now you take it from me," he went on, in a fatherly voice, "Holston people
haven't got any use for Easterners. An' if you mention your business--
forestry an' that--why, you wouldn't be safe. There's many in the
lumberin' business here as don't take kindly to the Government. See! That's
why I'm givin' you advice. Keep it to yourself an' hit the trail today,
soon as you can. I'll steer you right."
I was too much excited to answer clearly; indeed, I hardly thanked him.
However, be scarcely gave me the chance. He kept up his talk about the
townspeople and their attitude toward Easterners until we arrived at a kind
of stock-yard full of shaggy little ponies. The sight of them drove every
other thought out of my head.
The Young Forester