The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:|
He had, perhaps, not definitely flattered himself that he had made
an ineffaceable impression upon her heart, but he was annoyed at hearing
of a state of affairs so little in harmony with an image that had lately
flitted in and out of his own meditations; the image of a very pretty
girl looking out of an old Roman window and asking herself urgently
when Mr. Winterbourne would arrive. If, however, he determined to wait
a little before reminding Miss Miller of his claims to her consideration,
he went very soon to call upon two or three other friends.
One of these friends was an American lady who had spent several
winters at Geneva, where she had placed her children at school.
She was a very accomplished woman, and she lived in the Via Gregoriana.