The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac:|
"In the first place," said Desroches, when the matter was all
explained, "a civil suit is not to be thought of. Your Romilly
peasant-woman might have her hands full of proofs, but she has no
ground herself to stand upon; she has no legal interest in contesting
the rights of this recognized natural son."
"Yes, that is what Vinet said just now."
"As for the criminal case, you could, no doubt, compel it by giving
information to the police authorities of this alleged imposture--"
"Vinet," interrupted Maxime, "inclined to the criminal proceeding."
"Yes, but there are a great many objections to it. In the first place,
in order that the complaint be received at all, you must produce a