The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
as I do in my own country; that's a peculiar taste that I have.
But here people seem to expect something else--Heaven knows what!
I am afraid you will think I am very ungrateful, for I certainly
have received a great deal of attention. The last time I was here,
a lady sent me a message that I was at liberty to come and see her."
"Dear me! I hope you didn't go," observed Percy Beaumont.
"You are deliciously naive, I must say that for you!"
Mrs. Westgate exclaimed. "It must be a great advantage to you here
in London. I suppose that if I myself had a little more naivete,
I should enjoy it more. I should be content to sit on a chair
in the park, and see the people pass, and be told that this