The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:|
Elliott arose to carry out the order, and had pulled in the deer-hide flaps,
when one of them was jerked outward to disclose the befrilled person of Jim
Girty. Except for a discoloration over his eye, he appeared as usual.
"Ugh!" grunted Pipe, who was glad to see his renegade friend.
Half King evinced the same feeling.
"Hullo," was Simon Girty's greeting.
"'Pears I'm on time fer the picnic," said Jim Girty, with his ghastly leer.
Bill Elliott closed the flaps, after giving orders to the guard to prevent any
Indians from loitering near the teepee.
"Listen," said Simon Girty, speaking low in the Delaware language. "The time
is ripe. We have come here to break forever the influence of the white man's
The Spirit of the Border