The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:|
"You'll pack if you know what's good for you. Go to bed, or not,
when I get my dogs outside, so help me, onto the sled you go.
Mebbe you fooled with me, but I'll just see your bluff and take
you in earnest. Hear me?"
He closed on her wrist till it hurt, but on her lips a smile was
growing, and she seemed to listen intently to some outside sound.
There was a jingle of dog bells, and a man's voice crying "Haw!"
as a sled took the turning and drew up at the cabin.
"NOW will you let me go to bed?"
As Freda spoke she threw open the door. Into the warm room rushed
the frost, and on the threshold, garbed in trail-worn furs, knee-