Lady Elizabeth Cameron: Countess of Havenhurst; extremely beautiful; she is a gentle person with a sunny disposition; extraordinarily well-read, poised, and very practical.
“You cannot imagine how awful it is to mouth platitudes to people when you're longing to ask them about things they've seen and things they know. If they're male, they wouldn't tell you, of course, even if you did ask.”
“It is a female's duty to be a wife who is an asset to her husband in every way. It is a male's duty to do whatever he wishes, whenever he wishes, so long as he is prepared to defend his country should the occasion demand it in his lifetime--which it very likely won't. Men gain honor by sacrificing themselves on the field of battle while we sacrifice ourselves on the altar of matrimony.”
“"Listen to carefully to me darling, because I'm giving you a fair warning that I won't let you take it away. The harder you try, the harder I'll fight you. I'll haunt your dreams at night, exactly the way you haunted mine every night I was away from you. You'll lie awake in bed at night wanting me, and you'll know I'm lying awake wanting you. And when you cannot stand it anymore... you'll come back to me and I'll be there, waiting for you. I'll cry in your arms and I'll tell you I'm sorry for everything I've done, and you'll help me find a way to forgive myself."”
“"I've hurt you terribly my love, and I'll hunt you again during the next fifty years. And you are going to hurt me, Ian-never I hope as much as you are hurting me now. But if that's the way it has to be, then I'll endure it, because the only alternative is to live without you, and that is no life at all. And the difference is that I know it, and you don't... not yet..."”
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