The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Man of Business by Honore de Balzac:|
"Maxime scored a triumph," continued Desroches, "for Hortense
exclaimed, 'Oh, if I had only known that it was you!' "
"A pretty 'confusion' indeed!" put in Malaga. "You have lost, milord,"
she added turning to the notary.
And in this way the cabinetmaker, to whom Malaga owed a hundred
crowns, was paid.
The following personages appear in other stories of the Human Comedy.