The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:|
eventful day. Lord! that man can't have had a stroke; he is as
white as curds."
"White as curds?" echoed Poiret.
"And his pulse is steady," said the widow, laying her hand on his
"Steady?" said the astonished Poiret.
"He is all right."
"Do you think so?" asked Poiret.
"Lord! Yes, he looks as if he were sleeping. Sylvie has gone for
a doctor. I say, Mlle. Michonneau, he is sniffing the ether.
Pooh! it is only a spasm. His pulse is good. He is as strong as a