The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:|
are living in the patched-up ruins of a very old one. And
you-- if you will forgive me--are living in the patched up
remains of a life that had already had its complications.
This young lady, whose charm and cleverness I admit, behaves
as if the new age were already here. Well, that may be a very
dangerous mistake both for her and for you. . . . This
affair, if it goes on for a few days more, may involve very
serious consequences indeed, with which I, for one, do not
wish to be involved."
Sir Richmond, upon the hearthrug, had a curious feeling that
he was back in the head master's study at Caxton.