Carter- The Bloody Chamber quotes

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"I felt a pang of ____"
"I felt a pang of ____"
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"________ ______ of excitement"
"delicious ecstasy of excitement"
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"Away from ____, away from _______, away from the ____, enclosed ________"
"Away from Paris, away from girlhood, away from the white, enclosed quietude"
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"My eagle-featured, __________ mother"
"My eagle-featured, indomitable mother"
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"His kiss with _______ and _____ in it and a ____ of beard"
"His kiss with tongue and teeth in it and a rasp of beard"
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"Imponderable weight of his _____ was a _____ I might not ________"
"Imponderable weight of his desire was a force I might not withstand"
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"I was ________ and knew nothing of the world"
"I was seventeen and knew nothing of the world"
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"Like an __________ _______ slit throat"
"like an extraordinarily precious slit throat"
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"The white dress; the ____ child within it; and the ________ _______ jewels round her throat, bright as ________ _____"
"The white dress; the frail child within it; and the flashing crimson jewels round her throat, bright as arterial blood"
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" saw how much that ____ necklace _______ __"
"I saw how much that cruel necklace became me"
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"For the first time in my ________ and ________ life, I sensed in myself a __________ for _________ that took my _____ _____"
"For the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away"
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"The ____day, we were ________"
"The next day, we were married"
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"Kissed my palm with ________ ________"
"Kissed my palm with extraordinary tenderness"
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"That _______, ________ castle"
"That luminous, murmurous castle"
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"______ by the loss of my _____"
"Disheveled by the loss of my virginity"
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"Such a ______ thing as my _____"
"Such a dangerous thing as my Mother"
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"_____ of curiosity"
"Reproof of curiosity"
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"Like ___"
"Like Eve"
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"I only did what he ____ I ____"
"I only did what he knew I would"
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"The rack, the ___ the ____ the ___"
"The rack, the skull, the corpse, the blood"
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"a dark little ______ full of ____ cobwebs that would get into your hair and ______ you if you _______ there"
"a dark little corridor full of horrid cobwebs that would get into your hair and frighten you if you ventured there"
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"A ____ man, an _______ man, and his eyes, ____ and _______"
"A huge man, an enormous man, and his eyes, dark and motionless"
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"cut off by the ____ from ____"
"cut off by the tide from land "
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"its _____ gate"
"its spiked gate"
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"His wedding gift, ______ round my ____"
"His wedding gift, clasped round my throat"
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"assessing eye of a ________ inspecting _______"
"assessing eye of a connoisseur inspecting horseflesh"
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had conspired to seduce me
had conspired to seduce me
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"without a moment's _______, she raised my father's gun, took aim and put a ____, _______ bullet through my husband's ____"
"without a moment's hesitation, she raised my father's gun, took aim and put a single, irreproachable bullet through my husband's head"
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"like the witnesses of a furious justice"
like the witnesses of a furious justice
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my husband stood stock-still, as if she had been Medusa
my husband stood stock-still, as if she had been Medusa
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The Marquis stood transfixed, utterly dazed, at a loss
The Marquis stood transfixed, utterly dazed, at a loss
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The puppet master, open-mouthed, wide-eyed, impotent at the last, saw his dolls break free of their strings
The puppet master, open-mouthed, wide-eyed, impotent at the last, saw his dolls break free of their strings
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more time it gave the avenging angel to descend
more time it gave the avenging angel to descend
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a crazy, magnificent horsewoman in widow's weeds
a crazy, magnificent horsewoman in widow's weeds
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Courage. When I thought of courage, I thought of my mother
Courage. When I thought of courage, I thought of my mother
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assistance. my mother
assistance. my mother
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this red mark would not go away, either, no matter what I did, and I knew I should wear it until I died
this red mark would not go away, either, no matter what I did, and I knew I should wear it until I died
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'Decapitation,' he whispered, almost voluptuously
'Decapitation,' he whispered, almost voluptuously
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Then he sharply ordered: 'Kneel!'
Then he sharply ordered: 'Kneel!'
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I kenlt before him
I knelt before him
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a terrible, guilty joy as he slowly ascertained how I had sinned
a terrible, guilty joy as he slowly ascertained how I had sinned
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if I loved him enough to follow him, I should have to die
if I loved him enough to follow him, I should have to die
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The chthonic gravity of his presence exerted a tremendous pressure on the room
The chthonic gravity of his presence exerted a tremendous pressure on the room
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The secret of Pandora's box; but he had given me the box, himself, knowing I must learn the secret
The secret of Pandora's box; but he had given me the box, himself, knowing I must learn the secret
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"The key slid into the lock as easily as a knife into butter"
"The key slid into the lock as easily as a knife into butter"
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In mi innocence he sensed a talent for corruption
In mi innocence he sensed a talent for corruption
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It crashed to with a juddering reverberation, like the door of hell
It crashed to with a juddering reverberation, like the door of hell
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it seemed a garment of that innocence of mine for which he had lusted fell away from me
it seemed a garment of that innocence of mine for which he had lusted fell away from me
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I longed for him. And he disgusted me
I longed for him. And he disgusted me
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He dangled the key tantalizingly above my head
He dangled the key tantalizingly above my head
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laid his hand imperatively upon my breast
laid his hand imperatively upon my breast
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My little nun has found the prayerbooks, has she
My little nun has found the prayerbooks, has she
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her **** a split fig below the great globes of her buttocks on which the knotted tails of the cat were about to descend
her **** a split fig below the great globes of her buttocks on which the knotted tails of the cat were about to descend
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I felt both a strange, impersonal arousal at the thought of love and at the same time a repugnance
I felt both a strange, impersonal arousal at the thought of love and at the same time a repugnance
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I began to shudder, like a racehorse before a race
I began to shudder, like a racehorse before a race
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as if he were stripping the leaves off an artichok
as if he were stripping the leaves off an artichok
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bare as a lamb chop
bare as a lamb chop
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Monstrous pretense oppressed me
Monstrous pretense oppressed me
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Card 2

Front

"________ ______ of excitement"

Back

"delicious ecstasy of excitement"

Card 3

Front

"Away from ____, away from _______, away from the ____, enclosed ________"

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

"My eagle-featured, __________ mother"

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

"His kiss with _______ and _____ in it and a ____ of beard"

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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