The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:|
dozen others champed their bits at the long hitching
rack of the Sundown Ranch. Many were the sheeps'-
eves that were cast in those savannas that did not belong.
to the flocks of Dan McMullen. But of all the cavaliers,
Madison Lane and Johnny MeRoy galloped far ahead,
wherefore they are to be chronicled.
Madison Lane, a young cattleman from the Nueces
country, won the race. He and Rosita were married one
Christmas day. Armed, hilarious, vociferous, mag-
nanimous, the cowmen and the sheepmen, laying aside
their hereditary hatred, joined forces to celebrate the