The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:|
Delphine; "I will give you some good advice."
"You are a ver' goot voman," said he. "Ven you hafe any debts I shall
"Your state on receiving these letters touches a woman far more than
the spending of millions, or than all the letters you could write,
however fine they may be. Try to let her know it, indirectly; perhaps
she will be yours! And--have no scruples, she will not die of that,"
added she, looking keenly at her husband.
But Madame de Nucingen knew nothing whatever of the nature of such
"Vat a clefer voman is Montame de Nucingen!" said the Baron to himself