The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac:|
Ambitious as the answer might seem, it filled Mademoiselle de Fontaine
with the deepest joy; for, like all infatuated people, she explained
it, as oracles are explained, in the sense that harmonized with her
wishes; she began dancing again in higher spirits than ever, as she
watched Longueville, whose figure and grace almost surpassed those of
her imaginary ideal. She felt added satisfaction in believing him to
be well born, her black eyes sparkled, and she danced with all the
pleasure that comes of dancing in the presence of the being we love.
The couple had never understood each other as well as at this moment;
more than once they felt their finger tips thrill and tremble as they
were married in the figures of the dance.