The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:|
little surprised voice.
"Ah, you are going away? You are going to travel? But that
's charming; we can travel together. You are not going to travel?
What then are you going to do? You are going back to America?
Ah, but you must n't do that, as soon as I come abroad; that 's
not nice or friendly, Mrs. Vivian, to your poor little old Blanche.
You are not going back to America? Ah, then, I give it up!
What 's the great mystery? Is it something about Angela?
There was always a mystery about Angela. I hope you won't
mind my saying it, my dear; but I was always afraid of you.
My husband--he admires you so much, you know--has often