The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey:|
Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. Here these swift streams merged and formed
the broad Ohio. The new-born river, even here at its beginning proud and
swelling as if already certain of its far-away grandeur, swept majestically
round a wide curve and apparently lost itself in the forest foliage.
On the narrow point of land commanding a view of the rivers stood a long, low
structure enclosed by a stockade fence, on the four corners of which were
little box-shaped houses that bulged out as if trying to see what was going on
beneath. The massive timbers used in the construction of this fort, the
square, compact form, and the small, dark holes cut into the walls, gave the
structure a threatening, impregnable aspect.
Below Nell and Joe, on the bank, were many log cabins. The yellow clay which
The Spirit of the Border