The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:|
liked him more she wondered why. She liked him for his disposition;
to this question as well that seemed the natural answer.
When once the impressions of London life began to crowd thickly upon her,
she completely forgot her sister's warning about the cynicism
of public opinion. It had given her great pain at the moment,
but there was no particular reason why she should remember it;
it corresponded too little with any sensible reality; and it
was disagreeable to Bessie to remember disagreeable things.
So she was not haunted with the sense of a vulgar imputation.
She was not in love with Lord Lambeth--she assured herself of that.
It will immediately be observed that when such assurances become