The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:|
Nothing like a good meal before a long ride," said
Sam. "Eat hearty."
I had a sudden suspicion.
"Why did you have two horses saddled?" I asked.
"One, two -- one, two," said Sam. "You can count,
His mathematics carried with it a momentary qualm
and a lesson. The thought had not occurred to him that
the thought could possibly occur to me not to ride at
his side on that red road to revenge and justice. It was
the higher calculus. I was booked for the trail. I began