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Date Posted: 21:11:59 04/22/15 Wed
Author: LisaW
Subject: QOTD for Thursday, April 23, 2015

The following quote is taken from Written In My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 117 "INTO THE BRIAR PATCH". Copyright (c) 2014by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.

   " The recollection made me smile a little, but the smile faded at the thought
that the louts who had accosted me certainly lived somewhere nearby. I
mightn't be as lucky a second time. And at that thought, a wave of cold terror
washed over me and I felt a band of soreness across my middle, the chafing
and bruising from hours spent tied facedown across a horse's back, being
carried helpless to--
   "Stop that!" I said sharply to myself. "Stop it at once. I won't have it."
They were teenaged boys. I wasn't afraid of . . . But the first man to rape me
had been abut sixteen; he'd been apologetic abut it. I stepped into a nar-
row alley between two buildings and threw up. "

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[> Ouch! Claire is always so strong. It's very unsettling to see her coming apart.. -- Rita, 08:37:30 04/23/15 Thu

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[> Every time I read this my blood boils at the little arsebites who are harrassing her. How dare they? -- kgp, 08:54:23 04/23/15 Thu

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