The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
the truth. I have nothing to fear. If you do not tell me
the truth I shall know it. Will you?"
"I will," replied Bridge, and then turning toward the
brush he called: "Come here!" and presently a boy and a
girl, dishevelled and fearful, crawled forth into sight.
Willie Case's eyes went wide as they fell upon the
Quickly and simply Bridge told the girl the story of
the past night, for he saw that by enlisting her sym-
pathy he might find an avenue of escape for his com-
panions, or at least a haven of refuge where they might
The Oakdale Affair