The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:|
little drive astern. At sight of these, some of the men grumbled.
"We're losin' what we made," said they. "We left them logs, and
sorted 'em out once already."
Orde sent a couple of axe-men to blaze the newcomers. A little
before sundown he ordered the sluice-gates of the dam opened.
"Night work," said the men to one another. They knew, of course,
that in sluicing logs, the gate must be open a couple of hours
before the sluicing begins in order to fill the river-bed below.
Logs run ahead faster than the water spreads.
Sure enough, after supper Orde suddenly appeared among them, the
well-known devil of mischief dancing in his eyes and broadening his