The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
There was another silence, during which she evidently made her
"I have never said this before, except to Mr. Wasson. But I believe
he was here when Henry Livingstone died."
Her tone was mysterious, and Bassett stared at her.
"You don't think Livingstone was murdered!"
"No. He died of heart failure. There was an autopsy. But he had
a bad cut on his head. Of course, he may have fallen - Bill and
Jake were away. They'd driven some cattle out on the range. It
was two days before he was found, and it would have been longer if
Mr. Wasson hadn't ridden out to talk to him about buying. He found
The Breaking Point