The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:|
type of sole that was printed in flour on the corridors. He said not a
word, and checked his laughter, remembering the innocent men who had
been hanged for the crime. The miser now hurried to his treasure. Once
in the room the king ordered him to make a new mark with his foot
beside those already existing, and easily convinced him that the
robber of his treasure was no other than himself.
"The pearl necklace is gone!" cried Cornelius. "There is sorcery in
this. I never left my room."
"We'll know all about it now," said the king; the evident truthfulness
of his silversmith making him still more thoughtful.
He immediately sent for the men he had stationed on the watch and