The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:|
But I did not want to go back or turn off the trail.
"I'll slip up and see who it is," I decided.
The idea pleased me; however, I did not yield to it without further
consideration. I had a clear sense of responsibility. I knew that from now
on I should be called upon to reason out many perplexing things. I did not
want to make any mistakes. So I tied Hal and the pack-pony to a bush
fringing the trail, and set off through the forest.
It dawned upon me presently that the campfire was much farther away than it
appeared. Often it went out of sight behind trees. By degrees it grew
larger and larger. Then I slowed down and approached more cautiously. Once
when the trees obscured it I traveled some distance without getting a good
The Young Forester