The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:|
By and by he was recovered, and went quietly enough
for a mile or two. Then he pulled up his horse suddenly,
"I lost two hundred dollars last night, playing poker.
Now, where did I get that money?"
"Take it easy, Yancev. The mountain air will soon
clear it up. We'll go fishing, first thing, at the Pinnacle
Falls. The trout are jumping there like bullfrogs. We'll
take Stella and Lucy along, and have a picnic on Eagle
Rock. Have you forgotten how a hickory-cured-ham
sandwich tastes, Yancey, to a hungry fisherman?"