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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... take a delight in my suffering, you may torture me still further. Mar. impatiently). But, my God! how unjust you all are towards me. Why, then, I am a monster, a Sphinx, I suppose! Dan. But I don't complain. For what are all the fibres of my heart if not that you may pluck from them sweet or mournful notes? It is as you please. What happiness! You don't feel a delight in tormenting any one else than me! Therefore I must be in your eyes that which others are not. And what I long for is that you should not treat me as you do others. You favor Don Pablo with much respect, great consideration, courteous phrases.... And as forme? It is: "Come here, Daniel: throw yourself at my feet like a dog: suffer, weep, writhe, go mad, die!" Two beings may become intertwined, commingled with one another by love or by hatred. Can it not be love? Good; then let it be hatred. Let me feel my Mariana near me, tearing my heart out with her sweet little hands, setting my soul in flames with her eyes, drinking in with rapture the sight of my agony! But near me, near me, not far away. Separate us? Never, Mariana! Mar. But, God save me! I am not the woman you suppose. I cannot love... because I cannot love. I have been very unhappy, and the fountain of all tenderness, of all confidence, has been dried up within me. I feel no love: I feel no tenderness; and I don't want to feel them. To deliver up the soul is to lose it; it is flinging it to the contempt or the indifference of others. Because if I said to you, "Well, then, I love you, I accept you, I shall be your wife," I should scarcely have finished saying so when you would care for me less, and then less, and in the end not at all. "She is mine! Good-bye to passion, to delirium, more

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