The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:|
has the bridle betwixt his teeth. Oons, what care I for him?"
said he, as the pursuer drew yet nearer; "it is but the little
animal of a mercer from Abingdon, when all is over."
Even so it was, as the experienced eye of Wayland had descried at
a distance. For the valiant mercer's horse, which was a beast of
mettle, feeling himself put to his speed, and discerning a couple
of horses riding fast at some hundred yards' distance before him,
betook himself to the road with such alacrity as totally deranged
the seat of his rider, who not only came up with, but passed at
full gallop, those whom he had been pursuing, pulling the reins
with all his might, and ejaculating, "Stop! stop!" an