The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:|
expressed her deep gratitude.
"I am free and happy once more, thanks to you," she said. "Oh! I
have felt lately as if I were in the grasp of an iron hand. But
after this I mean to live simply and to spend nothing. You will
think me just as pretty, will you not, my friend? Keep this," she
went on, as she took only six of the banknotes. "In conscience I
owe you a thousand crowns, for I really ought to go halves with
Eugene's maiden conscience resisted; but when the Baroness said,
"I am bound to look on you as an accomplice or as an enemy," he
took the money.