The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
Beaumont with him--the latter having instantly declared his
intention of neglecting none of the usual offices of civility.
This declaration, however, when his kinsman informed him
of the advent of their American friends, had been preceded
by another remark.
"Here they are, then, and you are in for it."
"What am I in for?" demanded Lord Lambeth.
"I will let your mother give it a name. With all respect to whom,"
added Percy Beaumont, "I must decline on this occasion to do any
more police duty. Her Grace must look after you herself."
"I will give her a chance," said her Grace's son, a trifle grimly.