oung baroness's, anything was easier to bear than suspense, and the doctor assured Arnaud that the passionate grief in which his wife indulged would do her no harm--on the contrary, she was more likely to get over it quickly. Violent grief is rarely lasting; there invariably follows a reaction.
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