The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:|
'Yes, monsieur," said D'Artagnan, lowering his voice, "than the
honor, perhaps the life of the queen."
"What did you say?" asked M. de Treville, glancing round to see
if they were surely alone, and then fixing his questioning look
"I say, monsieur, that chance has rendered me master of a
"Which you will guard, I hope, young man, as your life."
"But which I must impart to you, monsieur, for you alone can
assist me in the mission I have just received from her Majesty."
"Is this secret your own?"
The Three Musketeers