The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:|
looked up a trifle startled. "Why," he cried, "that looks like big
money! A hundred per cent!"
Newmark watched him for a moment, a quizzical smile wrinkling the
corners of his eyes.
"Hold your horses," said he at last. "I don't know anything about
this business, but I can see a few things. In the first place,
close figuring will probably add a few cents to that dollar. And
then, of course, all our improvements will be absolutely valueless
to anybody after we've got through using them. You said yesterday
they'd probably stand us in seventy-five thousand dollars. Even at
a dollar profit, we'd have to drive seventy-five million before we