The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:|
marechal of France ---- "
"But you have as many marechals of France, I suppose, as you
have princes of the blood?"
"Alas! no more. It is true lieutenant-generals and
brigadiers pay twenty-six francs, and I have two of them.
After that, come councilors of parliament, who bring me
fifteen francs, and I have six of them."
"I did not know," said Aramis, "that councilors were so
"Yes, but from fifteen francs I sink at once to ten francs;
namely, for an ordinary judge, and for an ecclesiastic."
Ten Years Later