The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Message by Honore de Balzac:|
I answered by two tears wrung from me by that strange tone of
hers. She leaned against a tree with a faint, sharp cry.
"Madame, here comes your husband!"
"Have I a husband?" and with those words she fled away out of
"Well," cried the Count, "dinner is growing cold.--Come,
Thereupon I followed the master of the house into the dining-
room. Dinner was served with all the luxury which we have learned
to expect in Paris. There were five covers laid, three for the
Count and Countess and their little daughter; my own, which