The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau by Honore de Balzac:|
authority. Birotteau knew that he must now reveal his real situation
to his wife, for the account with du Tillet needed an explanation.
When he got back to the shop, he saw, not without a shudder, that
Constance was sitting in her old place behind the counter, examining
the expense account, and no doubt counting up the money in the desk.
"How will you meet your payments to-morrow?" she whispered as he sat
down beside her.
"With money," he answered, pulling out the bank-bills, and signing to
Celestin to take them.
"Where did you get that money?"
"I'll tell you all about it this evening. Celestin, write down, 'Last
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