The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In the Cage by Henry James:|
"Hate them? I thought you liked them."
"Don't be stupid. What I 'like' is just to loathe them. You
wouldn't believe what passes before my eyes."
"Then why have you never told me? You didn't mention anything
before I left."
"Oh I hadn't got round to it then. It's the sort of thing you
don't believe at first; you have to look round you a bit and then
you understand. You work into it more and more. Besides," the
girl went on, "this is the time of the year when the worst lot come
up. They're simply packed together in those smart streets. Talk
of the numbers of the poor! What I can vouch for is the numbers of