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In the short story Mrs. Bullfrog, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author uses the twists and turns of marital bliss to delve into the adage that every cloud has a silver lining.
Mr. Bullfrog is quite sure that no mere female will ever meet his high standards. When he encounters one who not only meets those standards but exceeds them, he is obligated to marry her.
It is not long before his illusions about his bride are shattered and he finds himself married to not the angel of his dreams, but the devil he swore to avoid.
However, she is a rich devil. And those very riches, gained at the expense of a previously disillusioned husband, will serve to turn poor Mr. Bullfrog's marital downfall into a financial success.
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