The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac:|
"So you know each other?" said Godeschal, addressing Georges.
"I should think so! We got into a scrape together," replied Georges,
"about two years ago. Yes, I had to leave Crottat and go to Hannequin
in consequence of that affair."
"What was it?" asked Godeschal.
"Oh, nothing!" replied Georges, at a sign from Oscar. "We tried to
hoax a peer of France, and he bowled us over. Ah ca! so you want to
jockey my cousin, do you?"
"We jockey no one," replied Oscar, with dignity; "there's our