The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:|
whom St. George was going to marry, but thinking only of that.
"There are several people, I believe. Certainly St. George. Or
afterwards if you like better. I believe my daughter expects - "
He appeared to notice something in the visitor's raised face (on
his steps he stood higher) which led him to interrupt himself, and
the interruption gave him a momentary sense of awkwardness, from
which he sought a quick issue. "Perhaps then you haven't heard
she's to be married."
Paul gaped again. "To be married?"
"To Mr. St. George - it has just been settled. Odd marriage, isn't
it?" Our listener uttered no opinion on this point: he only