The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac:|
there is nothing left of her but spirit."
"A soul," said Gerard.
"And yet she is still the same," cried the /procureur-general/.
"A stoic after the manner of the Porch philosophers," said the tutor.
They walked in silence the whole length of the balustrade, looking at
the landscape still red with the declining light.
"To me who saw this scene thirteen years ago," said the archbishop,
pointing to the fertile plain, the valley, and the mountains of
Montegnac, "this miracle is as extraordinary as that we have just
witnessed. But how comes it that you allow Madame Graslin to walk
about? She ought to be in her bed."