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Luck

—that is to within reach of the dim day
constituted by their discretions and privacies—the object of value the hiding-place of which he had, after putting it into the ground himself, so strangely, so long forgotten. The rare luck of his having again just stumbled
on the spot made him indifferent to any other question;

Beast in the Jungle-

Henry James http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/hjames/beastjungle.pdf

Notes- luck,value,rare,indifferent, question,discretion,james, beast, jungle

Discutable

Only a short time ago it might have been supposed that the
English novel was not what the French call discutable. It had no
air of having a theory, a conviction, a consciousness of itself
behind it—of being the expression of an artistic faith, the result
of choice and comparison. I do not say it was necessarily the
worse for that; it would take much more courage than I possess
to intimate that the form of the novel, as Dickens and Thackeray
(for instance) saw it had any taint of incompleteness. (pg 1

Henry James, The Art of Fiction

Notes- Criticizing, lack of,foreign terminology