The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:|
conjecture as to Duane's possibilities.
But he did not speak a word. He remained motionless for a long
moment, his eyes pale and steady, his right hand like a claw.
That instant gave Duane a power to read in his enemy's eyes the
thought that preceded action. But Duane did not want to kill
another man. Still he would have to fight, and he decided to
cripple Bosomer. When Bosomer's hand moved Duane's gun was
spouting fire. Two shots only--both from Duane's gun--and the
outlaw fell with his right arm shattered. Bosomer cursed
harshly and floundered in the dust, trying to reach the gun
with his left hand. His comrades, however, seeing that Duane
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