The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Second Home by Honore de Balzac:|
writing-table to match served for inditing love-letters on scented
paper; the bed, with antique draperies, could not fail to suggest
thoughts of love by its soft hangings of elegant muslin; the window-
curtains, of drab silk with green fringe, were always half drawn to
subdue the light; a bronze clock represented Love crowning Psyche; and
a carpet of Gothic design on a red ground set off the other
accessories of this delightful retreat. There was a small dressing-
table in front of a long glass, and here the needlewoman sat, out of
patience with Plaisir, the famous hairdresser.
"Do you think you will have done to-day?" said she.
"Your hair is so long and so thick, madame," replied Plaisir.