The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Betty Zane by Zane Grey:|
of that. You will hear all about it after supper. Don't make Isaac talk any
more at present."
Betty hid her face on Isaac's shoulder and remained quiet a few moments; then,
rising, she kissed his cheek and went quietly to her room. Once there she
threw herself on the bed and tried to think. The events of the day, coming
after a long string of monotonous, wearying days, had been confusing; they had
succeeded one another in such rapid order as to leave no time for reflection.
The meeting by the river with the rude but interesting stranger; the shock to
her dignity; Lydia's kindly advice; the stranger again, this time emerging
from the dark depths of disgrace into the luminous light as the hero of her
brother's rescue--all these thoughts jumbled in her mind making it difficult