The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac:|
the affair. My interests demand that the man shall go to prison.
Remember my orders."
Madame du Tillet left the room.
"She will disobey me, of course, and I shall find out all the facts by
watching her," thought du Tillet, when alone in the boudoir. "These
poor fools always think they can do battle against us."
He shrugged his shoulders and rejoined his wife, or to speak the
truth, his slave.
The confidence made to Madame du Tillet by Madame Felix de Vandenesse
is connected with so many points of the latter's history for the last
six years, that it would be unintelligible without a succinct account