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:|
was done, Vautrin returned to the salon for /la diva/, requesting her
to hear the contract read and to affix her signature. Her departure
for London without further delay was fixed for the following day in
company with Sir Francis Drake.
A few days later the packet-boat from Boulogne conveyed to England
another personage of this history. Jacques Bricheteau, having obtained
Sallenauve's present address from Madame de l'Estorade, and
considering the danger which threatened the new deputy extremely
urgent, decided not to write, but to go himself to England and confer
with him in person. When he reached London, he was surprised to learn
that Hanwell was the most celebrated insane asylum in Great Britain.