The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis:|
port bulwark, and was listening with an odd look on his face.
"The law?" said Cleggett. "I suppose, in one sense, that is
true. But the matter has its personal element as well."
"I must insist," said Wilton Barnstable, "that Logan Black is my
Cleggett was silent a moment. Then he said firmly: "Mr.
Barnstable, it is painful to me to have to remind you of it, but
your attitude forces me to an equal directness. The fact that
Logan Black is now a captive is due to his efforts to recover
certain evidence which may be used against him. This evidence I
discovered and defended, and this evidence I now hold in my