The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:|
had to do with two men who were at that moment approaching nearer
every minute to them.
Bucky O'Connor and Sheriff Collins were returning to the Rocking
Chair Ranch from Epitaph, where they had just been to deposit
twenty-seven thousand dollars and a prisoner by the name of
Chaves. Just at the point where the road climbed from the plains
and reached the summit of the first stiff hill the two parties
met and passed. The ranger and the sheriff reined in
simultaneously. Yet a moment and all four of them were talking at
They turned toward the ranch, Bucky and Frances leading the way.