The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
"I don't think so--I don't think we are enough so--that we care
about many things. So it's all the more of a compliment," she added,
"that I should want to know so much about England."
The logic here seemed a little close; but Lord Lambeth, made conscious
of a compliment, found his natural modesty just at hand.
"I am sure you know a great deal more than I do."
"I really think I know a great deal--for a person who has never been there."
"Have you really never been there?" cried Lord Lambeth. "Fancy!"
"Never--except in imagination," said the young girl.
"Fancy!" repeated her companion. "But I daresay you'll go soon, won't you?"
"It's the dream of my life!" declared Bessie Alden, smiling.