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:|
ten acres of meadowland here, and not a sou besides----"
"Nothing on earth," cried David Sechard, "would induce me to tell a
lie, and less to a question of money than on any other.-- Monsieur,"
he said, turning to Corentin and Derville, "my father left us, besides
Courtois and Cachan signaled in vain to Sechard; he went on:
"Three hundred thousand francs, which raises the whole estate to about
five hundred thousand francs."
"Monsieur Cachan," asked Eve Sechard, "what proportion does the law
allot to a natural child?"
"Madame," said Corentin, "we are not Turks; we only require you to