The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:|
impatient wings about my heart."
"Is it a novel?" asked Elsa shyly.
"Of course it is a novel," said I.
"How can you be so positive?" said Frau Kellermann, eyeing me severely.
"Because nothing but a novel could produce an effect like that."
"Ach, don't quarrel," said the Advanced Lady sweetly. "Yes, it is a novel
--upon the Modern Woman. For this seems to me the woman's hour. It is
mysterious and almost prophetic, it is the symbol of the true advanced
woman: not one of those violent creatures who deny their sex and smother
their frail wings under...under--"
"The English tailor-made?" from Frau Kellermann.