The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:|
"A man's got to back the law up, ain't he?"
Mac turned his shoulder on him rather pointedly. "There isn't any
need of keeping that gag in my friend's mouth any longer," he
suggested to Burns.
"That's right, too. Take it out, boys. I got to do my duty, but I
don't aim to make any gentleman more uncomfortable than I can
help. I want everything to be pleasant all round."
"I'm right glad to hear that, Burns, because my friend isn't fit
to travel. Y'u can take me back and leave him out here with a
guard," the foreman replied quickly.
"Sorry I can't accommodate you, Jim, but I got to take y'u both