The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:|
explanations it would save if we were to keep the whole thing in
the family, so to speak. Ask your mother whether she'd like to
have to explain all her affairs to a perfect stranger.
VIVIE. I see no difficulty, since I understand that the business
is wound up, and the money invested.
CROFTS [stopping short, amazed] Wound up! Wind up a business
thats paying 35 per cent in the worst years! Not likely. Who
told you that?
VIVIE [her color quite gone] Do you mean that it is still--?
[She stops abruptly, and puts her hand on the sundial to support
herself. Then she gets quickly to the iron chair and sits down].