The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:|
he must have studied the character of the mountaineers, and
prepared himself for such a situation as he now held.
While he was engaged in these acts of courtesy, his graceful
manner, expressive features, and dignity of deportment, made a
singular contrast with the coarseness and meanness of his dress.
Montrose possessed that sort of form and face, in which the
beholder, at the first glance, sees nothing extraordinary, but of
which the interest becomes more impressive the longer we gaze
upon them. His stature was very little above the middle size,
but in person he was uncommonly well-built, and capable both of
exerting great force, and enduring much fatigue. In fact, he