The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac:|
am not a very savage republican." So saying, he followed Nais, who led
him along by the hand.
Madame de l'Estorade, comprehending that this fancy of Nais was rather
compromising to the dignity of the new deputy, had arranged that
several papas and mammas should figure in the same quadrille; and she
herself with the Scottish lad danced /vis-a-vis/ to her daughter, who
beamed with pride and joy. In the evolutions of the last figure, where
Nais had to take her mother's hand, she said, pressing it
"Poor mamma! if it hadn't been for /him/, you wouldn't have me now."
This sudden reminder so agitated Madame de l'Estorade, coming as it