The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey:|
with a fast hoss an' a strong rope, an' may he win an' hold her!
Come, friends, drink."
A heavy pound of horses' hoofs and a yell outside arrested
Stillwell's voice and halted his hand in midair.
The patio became as silent as an unoccupied room.
Through the open doors and windows of Madeline's chamber burst
the sounds of horses stamping to a halt, then harsh speech of
men, and a low cry of a woman in pain.
Rapid steps crossed the porch, entered Madeline's room. Nels
appeared in the doorway. Madeline was surprised to see that be
had not been at the dinner-table. She was disturbed at sight of
The Light of Western Stars