The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
was all the greater for her to call upon us."
Bessie had not to wait long, and it appeared that Lord Lambeth's mother
now accepted Mrs. Westgate's view of her duties. On the morrow,
early in the afternoon, two cards were brought to the apartment
of the American ladies--one of them bearing the name of the Duchess
of Bayswater and the other that of the Countess of Pimlico.
Mrs. Westgate glanced at the clock. "It is not yet four," she said;
"they have come early; they wish to see us. We will receive them."
And she gave orders that her visitors should be admitted.
A few moments later they were introduced, and there was a solemn
exchange of amenities. The duchess was a large lady, with a fine