The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:|
grass of the high-shouldered downs, had an air of inviting
the intelligent observer to postpone his difficulties.
Blanquais-les-Galets, as Bernard learned the name of this
unfashionable resort to be, was twenty miles from a railway,
and the place wore an expression of unaffected rusticity.
Bernard stopped at an inn for his noonday breakfast, and then,
with his appreciation quickened by the homely felicity of this repast,
determined to go no further. He engaged a room at the inn,
dismissed his vehicle, and gave himself up to the contemplation
of French sea-side manners. These were chiefly to be observed
upon a pebbly strand which lay along the front of the village