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:|
whining for love, maddened him. "Any white woman on earth would die a thousand
deaths and burn for a million years afterward rather than love you!"
"I'll see you killed at the stake, beggin' fer mercy, an' be feed fer
buzzards," croaked the renegade.
"Then kill me now, or you may slip up on one of your cherished
buzzard-feasts," cried Joe, with glinting eye and taunting voice. "Then go
sneaking back to your hole like a hyena, and stay there. Wetzel is on your
trail! He missed you last night; but it was because of the girl. He's after
you, Girty; he'll get you one of these days, and when he does--My God!---"
Nothing could be more revolting than that swarthy, evil face turned pale with
fear. Girty's visage was a ghastly, livid white. So earnest, so intense was
The Spirit of the Border