The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
I believe you are really lost--and Lady Pimlico does the same.
I prefer to be able to answer that I know nothing about it--
that I never go there. I stay away for consistency's sake.
As I said the other day, they must look after you themselves."
"You are devilish considerate," said Lord Lambeth.
"They never question me."
"They are afraid of you. They are afraid of irritating you and making
you worse. So they go to work very cautiously, and, somewhere or other,
they get their information. They know a great deal about you.
They know that you have been with those ladies to the dome of St. Paul's and--
where was the other place?--to the Thames Tunnel."