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She Buildeth Her House

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,117 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,648
Added to site: 2011.01.05
mnybks.net#: 30080
Origin: gutenberg.org
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, "I crave--I crave! I have lost the sense of reality, but seven sick and pampered organs crave within me!"

The thought came to Paula--to be questioned afterward--that man's evil, after all, is rudimentary compared to a worldly woman's; man's soul not so complicated, nor so irrevocably identified with his sensual organism. She could not avoid pondering miserably upon woman's innate love for far ventures into sensation, permitting these ventures to be called (if the world would) searches for the holy grail. The inevitable attraction for women which specialists of the body possess, actually startled her. Bellingham was one of these. On the surface of all his sayings, and all comment about him, was the bland, deadly insinuation that the soul expands in the pursuit of bodily health. About his name was the mystery of his age, whispers of his physical perfection, intimations of romantic affairs, the suggestion of his miraculous performances upon the emotions--the whole gamut of activities designed to make hi

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