The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The American by Henry James:|
Apparently her ideal has been satisfied. It is fifty years old,
bald-headed, and deaf, but it is very easy about money."
"And where in the world," asked Newman, "did you pick up
this valuable information?"
"In conversation. Remember my frivolous habits.
In conversation with a young woman engaged in the humble trade
of glove-cleaner, who keeps a small shop in the Rue St. Roch.
M. Nioche lives in the same house, up six pair of stairs,
across the court, in and out of whose ill-swept doorway
Miss Noemie has been flitting for the last five years.
The little glove-cleaner was an old acquaintance;