The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton:
big house, for that matter. I shall be here more
or less--when I am not in California." And he told
Baranhov of his proposed marriage with the daugh-
ter of Don Jose Arguello.
The Chief-Manager listened to this confidence
with an even livelier satisfaction than to the list
of the Juno's cargo.
"We shall have California yet!" he cried, his eyes
snapping like live coals under the black thatch of
wig. "Absorption or the bayonet. It matters little.
Ten years from now and we shall have a line of