The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:|
acquire cheap a valuable property. In that case a personal appeal
would avail little.
Orde tramped out to the end of the pier and back, mulling over the
tangled problem. He was pressed on all sides--by the fatigue after
his tremendous exertions of the past two weeks; by his natural
uneasiness in regard to Carroll; and finally by this new
complication which threatened the very basis of his prosperity.
Nevertheless the natural optimism of the man finally won its
"There's the year of redemption on that mortgage," he reminded
himself. "We may be able to do something in that time. I don't