The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Chance by Joseph Conrad:|
'Are you going far this morning?'"
These words (I was watching her white face as she spoke) gave me a
slight shudder. She remained demure, almost prim. And I remarked:
"You have been talking together before, of course."
"Not more than twenty words altogether since he arrived," she
declared without emphasis. "That day he had said 'Good morning' to
me when we met at breakfast two hours before. And I said good
morning to him. I did not see him afterwards till he came out on
I thought to myself that this was not accidental. He had been
observing her. I felt certain also that he had not been asking any