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My skin...
"My skin crisps at his touch"
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As if...
"As if he were stripping the leaves of an arthichoke"
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Sea; sand...
"Sea; sand; a sky that melts into the sea"
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A dozen husbands...
"A dozen husbands impaled a dozen brides"
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I knew I had...
"I knew I had behaved exactly according to his desires"
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I had been...
"I had been infinitely dishevelled by the loss of my virginity"
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The bloody bandage...
"The bloody bandage of rubies"
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Not the key...
"Not the key to my heart. Rather the key to my enfer"
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The castle...
"The castle was adrift"
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Every man...
"Every man must have one secret"
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But he would not...
"But he would not let me take off my ruby choker, although it was growing very uncomfortable"
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And the very first...
"And the very first key I picked out of that pile was, as luck or ill fortune had it, the key to the room he had forbidden me"
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A lily...
"A lily. Possessed of that strange, ominous calm of a sentient vegetable"
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With trembling fingers...
"With trembling fingers I fastened the thing about my neck. It was cold as ice and chilled me."
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Faery...
"Faery solitude"
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The trumpets...
"The trumpets of the angels of death"
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I might find...
"I might find his real self in his den"
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Imponderable...
"Imponderable weight of his desire"
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Into marriage...
"Into marriage, into exile"
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I saw the...
"I saw the heart-shaped stain had transferred itself to my forehead...the key gleamed"
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I was innocent...
"I was innocent, but not naive"
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I sensed...
"I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away"
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The heavy...
"The heavy eyelids over eyes that always disturbed me by their absolute absence of light"
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My eagle...
"My eagle-featured, indomitable mother"
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Young, with...
"Young, with a gentle mouth and grey eyes"
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CRITIC: The sexually depraved...
"The sexually depraved Marquis is unnaturally white and waxy, like the funeral lilies" - Makinen
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CRITIC: The two virgins...
"The two virgins in 'The Bloody Chamber' and 'The Erl-King' do not fear ****...just their sexual partners' designs on them" - Makinen
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"As if he were stripping the leaves of an arthichoke"

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As if...

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"Sea; sand; a sky that melts into the sea"

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Card 4

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"A dozen husbands impaled a dozen brides"

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Card 5

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"I knew I had behaved exactly according to his desires"

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