The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Commission in Lunacy by Honore de Balzac:|
to apply for a Commission in Lunacy with regard to the Marquis
d'Espard in order to save their own credit.' "
"The man is mad!" exclaimed Bianchon.
"You think so, do you?" said his uncle. "If you listen to only one
bell, you hear only one sound."
"But it seems to me----" said Bianchon.
"But it seems to me," said Popinot, "that if any relation of mine
wanted to get hold of the management of my affairs, and if, instead of
being a humble lawyer, whose colleagues can, any day, verify what his
condition is, I were a duke of the realm, an attorney with a little
cunning, like Desroches, might bring just such a petition against me.