The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:|
McWilliams caught sight of her first, and she could see him turn
and say a word to his comrade. Bannister looked up, caught sight
of her, and smiled. That smile, so pale and wan, went to her
heart like a knife. But the message of her eyes was hope. They
told the prisoners silently to be of good cheer, that at least
they were not deserted to their fate.
"What is it about--the crowd?" Nora asked of her mistress as the
latter was returning to the head of the stairs.
In as few words as she could Helen told her, repressing sharply
the tears the girl began to shed. "This is not the time to
weep--not yet. We must save them. You can do your part. Mr.