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:|
saw a handsome, stalwart man, in the prime of life.
"Well, Lew, what luck?" he said to Wetzel.
"Not much. I treed five Injuns, an' two got away," answered the hunter as he
walked toward the fort.
"Lads, welcome to Fort Henry," said Colonel Zane, a smile lighting his dark
face. "The others of your party arrived safely. They certainly will be
overjoyed to see you."
"Colonel Zane, I had a letter from my uncle to you," replied Jim; "but the
Indians took that and everything else we had with us."
"Never mind the letter. I knew your uncle, and your father, too. Come into the
house and change those wet clothes. And you, my lad, have got an ugly knock on
The Spirit of the Border