The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Chouans by Honore de Balzac:|
forming a sort of pass through which the water escapes in two
streamlets to the Couesnon, into which they fall. This pretty group of
rocky hills is called the "Nid-aux-Crocs"; the little vale they
surround is the "Val de Gibarry," the rich pastures of which supply
the butter known to epicures as that of the "Pree-Valaye."
At the point where the Promenade joins the fortifications is a tower
called the "Tour de Papegaut." Close to this square erection, against
the side of which the house now occupied by Mademoiselle de Verneuil
rested, is a wall, partly built by hands and partly formed of the
native rock where it offered a smooth surface. Here stands a gateway
leading to the faubourg of Saint-Sulpice and bearing the same name.