The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:|
explain some other time." And she went out on the balcony.
Bernard, of course, in a moment was beside her, and, disregarding
her injunction, he began to explain.
"I thought I disliked you--but I have come to the conclusion
it was just the contrary. In reality I was in love with you.
I had been so from the first time I saw you--when I made
that sketch of you at Siena."
"That in itself needs an explanation. I was not at all nice then--
I was very rude, very perverse. I was horrid!"
"Ah, you admit it!" cried Bernard, with a sort of quick elation.
She had been pale, but she suddenly blushed.