The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:|
Guiche in eight hours."
"Ah! that's fair," and he gave him the twenty pistoles.
Manicamp began to scoop up his gold by handfuls, and pour it
in cascades upon his bed.
"This second place," murmured Malicorne, whilst drying his
paper, "which, at the first glance appears to cost me more
than the first, but ---- " He stopped, took up the pen in
his turn, and wrote to Montalais: --
"Mademoiselle, -- Announce to your friend that her
commission will not be long before it arrives; I am setting
out to get it signed: that will be twenty-eight leagues I
Ten Years Later