The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Virginian by Owen Wister:|
"Do not squander your strength," said she.
"Oh, I could put up a pretty good fight now!" But he tottered in
showing her how strong he was, and she told him that, after all,
he was a child still.
"Yes," he slowly said, looking after her as she went to bring his
horse, "the same child that wanted to touch the moon, I guess."
And during the slow climb down into the saddle from a rock to
which she helped him he said, "You have got to be the man all
through this mess."
She saw his teeth clinched and his drooping muscles compelled by
will; and as he rode and she walked to lend him support, leading