The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:|
to know me."
"It seems natural that we should know each other," Mr. Wentworth rejoined.
"We are near relatives."
"Ah, there comes a moment in life when one reverts, irresistibly,
to one's natural ties--to one's natural affections.
You must have found that!" said Eugenia.
Mr. Wentworth had been told the day before by Felix that Eugenia was very
clever, very brilliant, and the information had held him in some suspense.
This was the cleverness, he supposed; the brilliancy was beginning.
"Yes, the natural affections are very strong," he murmured.
"In some people," the Baroness declared. "Not in all."