The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:|
"The part of Figaro, I presume," said Andre-Louis, which elicited a
"So you are acquainted with Beaumarchais!" Binet eyed the young
man with fresh interest.
"He is tolerably well known, I think."
"In Paris, to be sure. But I had not dreamt his fame had reached
the wilds of Brittany."
"But then I was some years in Paris - at the Lycee of Louis le
Grand. It was there I made acquaintance with his work."
"A dangerous man," said Polichinelle, sententiously.
"Indeed, and you are right," Pantaloon agreed. "Clever - I do not