The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Vendetta by Honore de Balzac:|
the Servins' apartment, to give an impression that she had gone; then
she softly returned and stationed herself outside the door of the
When the painter and Ginevra thought themselves alone, Servin rapped
in a peculiar manner on the door of the dark garret, which turned at
once on its rusty and creaking hinges. Ginevra then saw a tall and
well-made young man, whose Imperial uniform set her heart to beating.
The officer had one arm in a sling, and the pallor of his face
revealed sharp suffering. Seeing an unknown woman, he recoiled.