The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:|
Nanine, who called to me to come back, I followed Marguerite."
The room to which she had fled was lit only by a single candle.
She lay back on a great sofa, her dress undone, holding one hand
on her heart, and letting the other hang by her side. On the
table was a basin half full of water, and the water was stained
with streaks of blood.
Very pale, her mouth half open, Marguerite tried to recover
breath. Now and again her bosom was raised by a long sigh, which
seemed to relieve her a little, and for a few seconds she would
seem to be quite comfortable.