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:|
gentleman had the most indomitable eyes in Arizona. It was not
necessary for him to stiffen his will to meet the other's attack.
His manner was still lazy, his gaze almost insolent in its
indolence, but somewhere in the blue eyes was that which told
Chaves he was his master. The Mexican might impotently rebel--and
did; he might feed his vanity with the swiftness of his revenge,
but in his heart he knew that the moment was not his, after all,
or that it was his at least with no pleasure unalloyed.
"The prisoner will not talk," repeated Bucky, with drawling
mockery. "Sure he will, general. There's several things he's
awful curious to know. One of them is how you happen to be