The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:|
to kill them. Gale regretted the need of slaughter. Nevertheless, he could
not resist the desire to show himself and see how tame they really were.
He reached for the .405, and as he threw a shell into the chamber
the slight metallic click made the sheep jump. Then Gale rose
quickly to his feet.
The noble ram and his band simply stared at Gale. They had never
seen a man. They showed not the slightest indication of instinctive
fear. Curiosity, surprise, even friendliness, seemed to mark
their attitude of attention. Gale imagined that they were going
to step still closer. He did not choose to wait to see if this
were true. Certainly it already took a grim resolution to raise