The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
These various apertures had, in common, such an accessible,
hospitable air, such a breezy flutter within of light curtains,
such expansive thresholds and reassuring interiors, that our friends
hardly knew which was the regular entrance, and, after hesitating
a moment, presented themselves at one of the windows.
The room within was dark, but in a moment a graceful figure
vaguely shaped itself in the rich-looking gloom, and a lady
came to meet them. Then they saw that she had been seated at
a table writing, and that she had heard them and had got up.
She stepped out into the light; she wore a frank, charming smile,
with which she held out her hand to Percy Beaumont.