The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
arm as though in mute appeal for belief and protection.
The man half smiled.
"We seen The Oskaloosa Kid this evenin'" volun-
teered one of the newcomers.
"You did?" exclaimed the girl. "Where?"
"He'd just pulled off a job in Oakdale an' had his
pockets bulgin' wid sparklers an' kale. We was follerin'
him an' when we seen your light up here we t'ought it
The Oskaloosa Kid shrank closer to Bridge. At last he
recognized the voice of the speaker. While he had known
The Oakdale Affair