The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:|
"The more people that know it, the better," Newman declared.
"I haven't yet announced it here, but I telegraphed it this
morning to America."
"Telegraphed it to America?" the old lady murmured.
"To New York, to St. Louis, and to San Francisco; those are
the principal cities, you know. To-morrow I shall tell
my friends here."
"Have you many?" asked Madame de Bellegarde, in a tone of which I
am afraid that Newman but partly measured the impertinence.
"Enough to bring me a great many hand-shakes and congratulations.
To say nothing," he added, in a moment, "of those I shall receive