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A Perilous Undertaking

Deanna Raybourn

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“Men, I had often observed, were never happier than when they believed they were imparting wisdom.”

“The hardest lesson I had learnt upon my travels was patience. There are times when every muscle, every nerve, screams for movement, when every instinct urges escape. But the instinct to fly is not always a sound one. There are occasions when only stillness can save you.”

“And royalty are immune from homicidal tendencies? Study your history, Stoker. I think you will discover that is how most of them became royal in the first place.”

“but just beneath the bell was a small scarlet plaque bearing the name of the club and the legend ALIS VOLAT PROPRIIS. “‘She flies with her own wings,’” I translated.”

“Gentlemen are champion sulkers so long as one doesn’t call the behavior by that name.”

“You do not yet know what it means to love someone more than yourself. I have no pride left, no delicacy. I cannot afford it. So I will tell you the truth: I wanted his happiness above all things.”

“Yes, but you usually aren't ... Well, I have to keep them covered or else you lose the power of speech”

“Instead we were cooped up like hapless chickens nesting on our disappointed hopes.”

“ALIS VOLAT PROPRIIS. “‘She flies with her own wings,’” I translated.”

“thought of my mother, the beautiful actress who had married in secret and borne a love child, only to have her sweet prince marry another—a woman of his own class who would fill his royal nursery with pedigreed babies while his firstborn grew up motherless.”

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men, confession, gentlemen, love-quotes, behaviour, passion, sulking

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