The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:|
of this great skill in fence that he had come to acquire, unless
he could turn it to account to avenge Vilmorin, and to make Aline
safe from the lure of her own ambition? It would be an easy thing
to seek out La Tour d'Azyr, put a mortal affront upon him, and
thus bring him to the point. To-day this would be murder, murder
as treacherous as that which La Tour d'Azyr had done upon Philippe
de Vilmorin; for to-day the old positions were reversed, and it
was Andre-Louis who might go to such an assignation without a doubt
of the issue. It was a moral obstacle of which he made short work.
But there remained the legal obstacle he had expounded to Danton.
There was still a law in France; the same law which he had found it