The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:|
all these prefaces, yet felt the most anxious curiosity on
"Well, then, my dear marquise, it is said that, for some
time past, you no longer continue to regret Monsieur de
Belliere as you used to."
"It is an ill-natured report, Marguerite. I do regret and
shall always regret, my husband; but it is now two years
since he died. I am only twenty-eight years old, and my
grief at his loss ought not always to control every action
and thought of my life. You, Marguerite, who are the model
of a wife, would not believe me if I were to say so."
Ten Years Later