The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:|
he thought them so careless. He says they never washed their
vegetables properly. Poor people! It's a fearful price to pay.
But it's only what I've seen over and over again--people seem
to forget that these things happen, and then they do happen,
and they're surprised.
Mrs. Thornbury agreed with him that they had been very careless,
and that there was no reason whatever to think that she had caught
the fever on the expedition; and after talking about other things
for a short time, she left him and went sadly along the passage
to her own room. There must be some reason why such things happen,
she thought to herself, as she shut the door. Only at first it