The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:|
It was a crowd seemingly too lazy to be curious. Good nature
did not appear to be wanting, but it was not the frank and
boisterous kind natural to the cowboy or rancher in town for a
day. These men were idlers; what else, perhaps, was easy to
conjecture. Certainly to this arriving stranger, who flashed a
keen eye over them, they wore an atmosphere never associated
Presently a tall man, with a drooping, sandy mustache,
leisurely detached himself from the crowd.
"Howdy, stranger," he said.
The Lone Star Ranger