The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:|
they cast off restraint and pressed forward to kiss the bride.
In all her life Madeline had never seen a bride kissed so much
and so heartily, nor one so flushed and disheveled and happy.
This indeed was a joyful occasion. There was nothing of the
"effete East" about Alfred Hammond; he might have been a
Westerner all his days. When Madeline managed to get through the
press of cowboys to offer her congratulations Alfred gave her a
bear hug and a kiss. This appeared to fascinate the cowboys.
With shining eyes and faces aglow, with smiling, boyish boldness,
they made a rush at Madeline. For one instant her heart leaped
to her throat. They looked as if they could most shamelessly
The Light of Western Stars