The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:|
kissed me--she cried," whispered Francis in his mother's ear.
"Shall I go after her?" asked Gerard.
"No!" said Madame Graslin, with an abruptness that was not usual in
With a delicacy for which Veronique was grateful, Gerard led away the
children and went back to detain the rest of the party, leaving Madame
Sauviat, Madame Graslin, and Francis alone.
"What did she say to you?" asked Madame Sauviat of her grandson.
"I don't know; she did not speak French."
"Couldn't you understand anything she said?" asked Veronique.
"No; but she kept saying over and over,--and that's why I remember it,