The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:|
"In spite of my bad disposition?"
"In spite of all."
"You swear it?"
"Yes," I said in a whisper.
Nanine entered, carrying plates, a cold chicken, a bottle of
claret, and some strawberries.
"I haven't had any punch made," said Nanine; "claret is better
for you. Isn't it, sir?"
"Certainly," I replied, still under the excitement of
Marguerite's last words, my eyes fixed ardently upon her.