The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol:|
is an example."
"Nevertheless I am ashamed that you should be put to the annoyance of
having to converse with such a fellow."
[At this point there occurs a long hiatus.]
"And above all things, such a transaction would need to be carried
through in secret," said Chichikov. "True, the law does not forbid
such things, but there is always the risk of a scandal."
"Quite so, quite so," said Lienitsin with head bent down.
"Then we agree!" exclaimed Chichikov. "How charming! As I say, my
business is both legal and illegal. Though needing to effect a
mortgage, I desire to put no one to the risk of having to pay the two