The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:|
She was not afraid of men. Had they not wrought their worst with
her, and did she not still endure?
"Don't be rough," she said finally. "On second thought," here she
looked at his detaining hand, "I've decided not to go to bed yet a
while. Do sit down and be comfortable instead of ridiculous. Any
"Yes, my lady, and reckoning, too." He still kept his hold.
"What do you know about the water-hole? What did you mean by--no,
never mind. One question at a time."
"Oh, nothing much. Sitka Charley had an appointment there with
somebody you may know, and not being anxious for a man of your