The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:|
shutter they saw Bonacieux talking with a man in a cloak.
At sight of this man, D'Artagnan started, and half drawing his
sword, sprang toward the door.
It was the man of Meung.
"What are you going to do?" cried Mme. Bonacieux; "you will ruin
"But I have sworn to kill that man!" said D'Artagnan.
"Your life is devoted from this moment, and does not belong to
you. In the name of the queen I forbid you to throw yourself
into any peril which is foreign o that of your journey."
"And do you command nothing in your own name?"
The Three Musketeers