The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac:|
laughing with delight as she watched madame pocketing her riches, the
knocker resounded on the house-door with such a noise that the women
all jumped in their chairs.
"There is no man in Saumur who would knock like that," said the
"How can they bang in that way!" exclaimed Nanon; "do they want to
break in the door?"
"Who the devil is it?" cried Grandet.
Nanon took one of the candles and went to open the door, followed by