No, it is not. . . a terminal. . . pulmonary disorder. . . that compels. . . shivering, timorous Jarita. . . to. . . communicate in. . . ellipses. This mere slip of an heiress has been forced into 1825 wedlock with Lord Vernham by her father--he beat her into a mere asterisk for trying to run away. But the Lord, dogged by devoted cheetahs, is far kinder to his wee wife who, after attempting suicide, falling down a well, and shooting a lion to save him, finally feels ready for bed and snuggles up to Lord V. while thunder rolls: ""She was afraid but it was entirely a physical reaction and not mental as it had been when she tried to drown herself."" This one's . . . a dilly. . . .
Used availability for Barbara Cartland's Wild, Unwilling Wife
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