The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:|
"It is his build, his height; and yet--no--if--Monsieur le Juge," she
said, "if I could see his chest I should recognize him at once."
The magistrate and his clerk could not help laughing, notwithstanding
the gravity of their office; Jacques Collin joined in their hilarity,
but discreetly. The prisoner had not put on his coat after Bibi-Lupin
had removed it, and at a sign from the judge he obligingly opened his
"Yes, that is his fur trimming, sure enough!--But it has worn gray,
Monsieur Vautrin," cried Madame Poiret.
"What have you to say to that?" asked the judge of the prisoner.
"That she is mad," replied Jacques Collin.