The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Coxon Fund by Henry James:|
"Hasn't the House just met?" Adelaide replied. "And for Mr.
Gravener the House--!" Then she added: "I gather that her having
come is exactly a sign that the marriage is a little shaky. If it
were quite all right a self-respecting girl like Ruth would have
waited for him over there."
I noted that they were already Ruth and Adelaide, but what I said
was: "Do you mean she'll have had to return to MAKE it so?"
"No, I mean that she must have come out for some reason independent
of it." Adelaide could only surmise, however, as yet, and there
was more, as we found, to be revealed. Mrs. Mulville, on hearing