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:|
Dawson if it takes my last dollar."
"When we get to Dawson!" The scorn had come back to her throat
with a sudden surge. "You'll rot on the way, first. You'll drown
in a mudhole. You--you--Britishers!"
The last word, explosive, intensive, had strained the limits of
her vituperation. If that would not stir these men, what could?
Tommy's neck ran red again, but he kept his tongue between his
teeth. Dick's eyes mellowed. He had the advantage over Tommy,
for he had once had a white woman for a wife.
The blood of five American-born generations is, under certain
circumstances, an uncomfortable heritage; and among these