The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:|
"Oh, nothing so ineffectual! She makes her keep up with the others, you
know. Makes her do things she'd rather not do."
"High-balls, you mean?"
"Anything, my friend; anything to keep up."
He had a comic suggestion. "Driven to drink by her mother! Well, it's, at
any rate, a new cause for old effects." He paused. It seemed strangely to
bring to him some sort of relief. "That would explain a great deal," he
Was he thus explaining to himself his lady-love, or rather certain
Newport aspects of her which had, so to speak, jarred upon his Kings Port
notions of what a lady might properly do? I sat on my gravestone with my