The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Glasses by Henry James:|
was an enquiry that Dawling was evidently unprepared to meet, and I
completed it by saying at last: "My dear fellow, for that matter,
what would become of YOU?"
Once more he turned on me his good green eyes. "Oh I shouldn't
The tone of his words somehow made his ugly face beautiful, and I
discovered at this moment how much I really liked him. None the
less, at the same time, perversely and rudely, I felt the droll
side of our discussion of such alternatives. It made me laugh out
and say to him while I laughed: "You'd take her even with those
things of Mrs. Meldrum's?"