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:|
her beauty and sweetness than of the disgrace he might bring
upon her. Some strange emotion, long locked inside Duane's
heart, knocked to be heard, to be let out. He was troubled.
Upon returning to the inn he found Laramie there, apparently
none the worse for his injury.
"How are you, Laramie?" he asked.
"Reckon I'm feelin' as well as could be expected," replied
Laramie. His head was circled by a bandage that did not conceal
the lump where he had been struck. He looked pale, but was
"That was a good crack Snecker gave you," remarked Duane.
The Lone Star Ranger