The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:|
"Is it literally true that she is going to the Chateau de Chillon with you?"
"I think that she fully intends it."
"Then, my dear Frederick," said Mrs. Costello, "I must decline the honor
of her acquaintance. I am an old woman, but I am not too old, thank Heaven,
to be shocked!"
"But don't they all do these things--the young girls in America?"
Mrs. Costello stared a moment. "I should like to see my granddaughters
do them!" she declared grimly.
This seemed to throw some light upon the matter, for Winterbourne remembered
to have heard that his pretty cousins in New York were "tremendous flirts."