The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:|
paper on the counter, she brought closer to the bars of the cage.
"I think I must alter a word!" On this she recovered her telegram
and looked over it again; but she had a new, an obvious trouble,
and studied it without deciding and with much of the effect of
making our young woman watch her.
This personage, meanwhile, at the sight of her expression, had
decided on the spot. If she had always been sure they were in
danger her ladyship's expression was the best possible sign of it.
There was a word wrong, but she had lost the right one, and much
clearly depended on her finding it again. The girl, therefore,
sufficiently estimating the affluence of customers and the