The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:|
ranger, Gale slipped blankets under and around him, and then
turned his attention to Lash.
Jim came out of his stupor. A mushrooming bullet had torn a
great hole in his leg. Gale, upon examination, could not be sure
the bones had been missed, but there was no bad break. The
application of hot salt water made Jim groan. When he had been
bandaged and laid beside Ladd, Gale went on to the cavalryman.
Thorne was very weak and scarcely conscious. A furrow had been
plowed through his scalp down to the bone. When it had been
dressed, Mercedes collapsed. Gale laid her with the three in a row
and covered them with blankets and the tarpaulin.