The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain:|
utterably grateful. The Welshman eyed him gravely,
curiously -- and presently said:
"Yes, burglar's tools. That appears to relieve
you a good deal. But what did give you that turn?
What were YOU expecting we'd found?"
Huck was in a close place -- the inquiring eye was
upon him -- he would have given anything for material
for a plausible answer -- nothing suggested itself -- the
inquiring eye was boring deeper and deeper -- a sense-
less reply offered -- there was no time to weigh it, so
at a venture he uttered it -- feebly:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer