The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac:|
like the clown of a circus, the centre of the eyes of the two thousand
inhabitants of this town. I know one thing about him," added the
"Oh, tell us, Monsieur Achille!" cried Ernestine, eagerly.
"His tiger's name is Paradise!"
"Paradise!" echoed every one included in the little circle.
"Can a man be called Paradise?" asked Madame Herbelot, who had joined
"It tends to prove," continued the notary, "that the master is an
angel; for when his tiger follows him--you understand."
"It is the road of Paradise! very good, that," said Madame Marion,