The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Heart of the West by O. Henry:|
"It's creepin' upon my faculties," remarked Trinidad, "that borrowin'
kids at Christmas is somethin' like tryin' to steal butter from a man
that's got hot pancakes a-comin'."
"It is undoubtedly an indisputable fact," said the Judge, "that the--
ah--family ties seem to be more coherent and assertive at that period
of the year."
On the day before Christmas they drove thirty miles, making four
fruitless halts and appeals. Everywhere they found "kids" at a
The sun was low when the wife of a section boss on a lonely railroad
huddled her unavailable progeny behind her and said:
Heart of the West