The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:|
de Bellegarde and her son, and that they were about to avail
themselves of that method of approach to Madame de Cintre
which Newman had found but a mockery of consolation.
As he crossed the court M. de Bellegarde recognized him;
the marquis was coming to the steps, leading his mother. The old
lady also gave Newman a look, and it resembled that of her son.
Both faces expressed a franker perturbation, something more akin
to the humbleness of dismay, than Newman had yet seen in them.
Evidently he startled the Bellegardes, and they had not their
grand behavior immediately in hand. Newman hurried past them,
guided only by the desire to get out of the convent walls