The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:|
"I know how wretched it is to be ill in a hotel," Mrs. Thornbury
remarked, once more leading the way with Rachel to the garden.
"I spent six weeks on my honeymoon in having typhoid at Venice,"
she continued. "But even so, I look back upon them as some of the
happiest weeks in my life. Ah, yes," she said, taking Rachel's arm,
"you think yourself happy now, but it's nothing to the happiness
that comes afterwards. And I assure you I could find it in my heart
to envy you young people! You've a much better time than we had,
I may tell you. When I look back upon it, I can hardly believe
how things have changed. When we were engaged I wasn't allowed to go
for walks with William alone--some one had always to be in the room