The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:|
But Bucky did not come. As it happened, that young man had other
fish to fry.
CHAPTER 9. "ADORE HAS ONLY ONE D."
After all, adventures are to the adventurous. In this prosaic
twentieth century the Land of Romance still beckons to eager eyes
and gallant hearts. The rutted money-grabber may deny till he is
a nerve-racked counting-machine, but youth, even to the end of
time, will laugh to scorn his pessimism and venture with elastic
heel where danger and mystery offer their dubious hazards.
So it was that Bucky and his little comrade found nothing of
dulness in the mission to which they had devoted themselves. In