The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:|
One could hear her singing as she ran upstairs. Her little feet
He walked up and down the room two or three times. Then he turned
to the still figure in the chair. "Mother, are my things ready?"
"Quite ready, James," she answered, keeping her eyes on
her work. For some months past she had felt ill at ease
when she was alone with this rough stern son of hers.
Her shallow secret nature was troubled when their eyes met.
She used to wonder if he suspected anything. The silence,
for he made no other observation, became intolerable to her.
The Picture of Dorian Gray