The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:|
He experienced an elevation of soul. He was suddenly overwhelmed
with gratefulness, humility, awe. A gloomy black terror had passed
by. He wanted to thank the faithful Mercedes, and Thorne for
getting well, and the cheerful Lash, and Ladd himself, and that
strange and wonderful Yaqui, now such a splendid figure. He thought
of home and Nell. The terrible encompassing red slopes lost something
of their fearsomeness, and there was a good spirit hovering near.
"Boys, come round," called Ladd, in his low voice. "An' you,
Mercedes. An' call the Yaqui."
Ladd lay in the shade of the brush shelter that had been
erected. His head was raised slightly on a pillow. There seemed