The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:|
nail on the head. Onate was to be Secretary of State under
Valdez, and this was the bait that had been dangled temptingly
under his nose to induce a desertion of Megales.
"If you mean to reflect upon my honor I can assure you that my
conscience is clear," answered Onate blackly.
"Indeed, colonel, I do not doubt it. I have always admired your
conscience and its adaptability." The governor turned to
O'Halloran. "I am satisfied, Senior Dictator. If you will permit
He walked to his desk, unlocked a drawer, and drew forth a
parchment, which he tossed across to the Irishman. "It is my