The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:|
anxious to see you to-day that I have not even gone to the hotel
to which I have sent my luggage, and have rushed straight here,
fearing that, after all, I might miss you, early as it is."
I begged M. Duval to sit down by the fire; he did so, and, taking
his handkerchief from his pocket, hid his face in it for a
"You must be at a loss to understand," he went on, sighing sadly,
"for what purpose an unknown visitor, at such an hour, in such a
costume, and in tears, can have come to see you. I have simply
come to ask of you a great service."
"Speak on, sir, I am entirely at your disposal."