The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy:|
eight men being sentenced to hard labour, and in
two--the old man with the white beard, and the
gipsy boy, as she called the other--being con-
demned to be hanged, Natalia felt vaguely uneasy.
But unpleasant doubts soon pass away under the
solemnity of a trial. Since such high authorities
considered that this was the right thing to do, it
must be right.
The execution was to take place in the village
itself. One Sunday Malania came home from
church in her new dress and her new boots, and
The Forged Coupon