The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:|
"More what?" Newman asked.
"Good God!" cried Newman; "do you expect me to forgive?"
"No, not that. I have forgiven, so of course you can't. But you
might forget! You have a worse temper about it than I should have expected.
You look wicked--you look dangerous."
"I may be dangerous," he said; "but I am not wicked. No, I am not wicked."
And he got up to go. Mrs. Tristram asked him to come back to dinner;
but he answered that he did not feel like pledging himself to be present
at an entertainment, even as a solitary guest. Later in the evening,
if he should be able, he would come.