The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:|
graceful dignity. He had sat with her before; he had driven with her;
but he had never walked with her.
"By Jove, how comme il faut she is!" he said, as he observed her sidewise.
When they reached the cottage in the orchard she passed into the gate
without asking him to follow; but she turned round, as he stood there,
to bid him good-night.
"I asked you a question the other night which you never answered," he said.
"Have you sent off that document--liberating yourself?"
She hesitated for a single moment--very naturally.
Then, "Yes," she said, simply.
He turned away; he wondered whether that would do for his lie.