The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen:|
companion--and, in the frequent absence of her father,
was sometimes without any companion at all.
"But how can that be?" said Catherine. "Are not you
"Northanger is not more than half my home;
I have an establishment at my own house in Woodston,
which is nearly twenty miles from my father's, and some
of my time is necessarily spent there."
"How sorry you must be for that!"
"I am always sorry to leave Eleanor."
"Yes; but besides your affection for her, you must