The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:|
BANNISTER, THE OUTLAW, AND I'M HIS RIGHT-BOWER. That's the play
he's going to make, and he's going to make it right soon."
"I don't care if he does. We'll fight him on his own ground.
We'll prove that he's the miscreant and not us."
"Prove nothing," snarled McWilliams. "Do y'u reckon he'll give us
a chance to prove a thing? Not on your life. He'll have us jailed
first thing; then he'll stir up a sentiment against us, and
before morning there will be a lynchingbee, and y'u and I will
wear the neckties. How do y'u like the looks of it?"
"But y'u have a lot of friends. They won't stand for anything