The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:|
stomachs before the midday meal, and ran upstairs now and again to ask the
Frau if she wanted anything. But in the afternoon six or seven choice
spirits played cards, and everybody who was anybody drank tea or coffee.
She flew from one table to the other, counting out handfuls of small
change, giving orders to Anna through the "slide," helping the men with
their heavy coats, always with that magical child air about her, that
delightful sense of perpetually attending a party.
"How is the Frau Lehmann?" the women would whisper.
"She feels rather low, but as well as can be expected," Sabina would
answer, nodding confidentially.