The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain:|
and there was the lights of the house, too; so we warn't
afeard any more, and was going to climb over, but Tom says:
"Hold on; set down here a minute. By George!"
"What's the matter?" says I.
"Matter enough!" he says. "Wasn't you expecting we
would be the first to tell the family who it is that's
been killed yonder in the sycamores, and all about them
rapscallions that done it, and about the di'monds they've
smouched off of the corpse, and paint it up fine,
and have the glory of being the ones that knows a lot
more about it than anybody else?"