The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine:|
Rawson and two or three of the staunchest Hardy men relieved
Farnum of his charge in the cloak room and took care of the two
doubtfuls. The seats of Bentley, Miller, Pitts and Killen were
still vacant, and there was a tense watchfulness in the room that
showed rumors were flying of a break in the deadlock.
Already the state senators were drifting in for the noon joint
sessions, and along with them came presently the missing
assemblymen flanked by O'Brien and Frome adherents.
The President of the Senate called the session to order and
announced that the eleventh general assembly would now proceed to