The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:|
almost put forward for a policy of procrastination. It sounded
silly, of course, as yet, to plead such a motive, especially as the
fascination of the place was after all a sort of torment. But she
liked her torment; it was a torment she should miss at Chalk Farm.
She was ingenious and uncandid, therefore, about leaving the
breadth of London a little longer between herself and that
austerity. If she hadn't quite the courage in short to say to Mr.
Mudge that her actual chance for a play of mind was worth any week
the three shillings he desired to help her to save, she yet saw
something happen in the course of the month that in her heart of
hearts at least answered the subtle question. This was connected