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:|
the cabs needed by the lady "on foot" to go out to dine, or to the
play, and to come home again.
"Well, dear Madame Gerard," said she to this worthy mother, "my luck
is about to change, I believe."
"Well, well, madame, so much the better. But be prudent; do not run
into debt any more. I have such difficulty in getting rid of the
people who are hunting for you."
"Oh, never worry yourself about those hounds! They have all made no
end of money out of me.--Here are some tickets for the Varietes for
your girls--a good box on the second tier. If any one should ask for
me this evening before I come in, show them up all the same. Adele, my