The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:|
guests was quiet; the families were long departed homeward, and
after their hospitable turbulence, the Swintons slept.
Mr. and Mrs. Westfall drove through the night, and as they neared
their cabin there came from among the bundled wraps a still,
"Jim," said his wife, "I said Alfred would catch cold."
"Bosh! Lizzie, don't you fret. He's a little more than a
yearlin', and of course he'll snuffle." And young James took a
kiss from his love.
"Well, how you can speak of Alfred that way, calling him a
yearling, as if he was a calf, and he just as much your child as