The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
Anything I can do for you?"
"Yes. Fire the cook," Bassett said, and moved away.
He spent the evening in going over his notes and outlining a
campaign, and the next day he stumbled on a bit of luck. His
elderly chambermaid had lived in and around the town for years.
"Ever hear of any Livingstones in these parts?" he asked.
"Why, yes. There used to be a Livingstone ranch at Dry River," she
said, pausing with her carpet sweeper, and looking at him. "It
wasn't much of a place. Although you can't tell these days. I
sold sixty acres eight years ago for two thousand dollars, and the
folks that bought it are getting a thousand a day out of it."
The Breaking Point