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:|
list of eligibles rather than give it to Charles Keller, for whom,
however, he had a high esteem.
"Arcis shall be no longer a rotten borough!" he said, "or I'll
emigrate to Paris."
Flatter the passions of the moment and you will always be a hero, even
"Monsieur le maire," said everybody, "gives noble proof of his
firmness of character."
Nothing progresses so rapidly as a legal revolt. That evening Madame
Marion and her friends organized for the morrow a meeting of
"independent electors" in the interests of Simon Giguet, the colonel's