The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Riverman by Stewart Edward White:|
correspondence of one's abilities to one's task?"
"But the compensations--" began Orde vaguely.
"Compensations?" she cried. "What do you mean? Here are the woods
and fields, the river, the lake, the birds, and the breezes. We'll
check them off against the theatre and balls. Books can be had here
as well as anywhere. As to people: in a large city you meet a great
many, and they're all busy, and unless you make an especial and
particular effort--which you're not likely to--you'll see them only
casually and once in a great while. In a small place you know fewer
people; but you know them intimately." She broke off with a half-
laugh. "I'm from New York," she stated humorously, "and you've