The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Summer by Edith Wharton:|
abrupt voice; and the oddness of the question caused
her to drop her work.
"Why, you know----" He broke off, and she became
conscious that he was looking at her for the first
time, having apparently, on his entrance, included her
in his general short-sighted survey as part of the
furniture of the library.
The fact that, in discovering her, he lost the thread
of his remark, did not escape her attention, and she
looked down and smiled. He smiled also.