The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Death of the Lion by Henry James:|
straight into the fire."
"How do you know the sort I mean?" My interlocutress had blushed
and smiled, and in a moment she added: "I don't believe he gets
many like them!"
"I'm sure they're beautiful, but he burns without reading." I
didn't add that I had convinced him he ought to.
"Isn't he then in danger of burning things of importance?"
"He would perhaps be so if distinguished men hadn't an infallible
nose for nonsense."
She looked at me a moment - her face was sweet and gay. "Do YOU
burn without reading too?" - in answer to which I assured her that