The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:|
Madame Urbain meanwhile had seized her little girl by the hand,
with a gesture of surprise and impatience which struck Newman,
intent as he was upon his own words, with its dramatic effectiveness.
"If Mr. Newman is going to make a scene in public,"
she exclaimed, "I will take my poor child out of the melee.
She is too young to see such naughtiness!" and she instantly
resumed her walk.
"You had much better listen to me," Newman went on.
"Whether you do or not, things will be disagreeable for you;
but at any rate you will be prepared."
"We have already heard something of your threats," said the marquis,