Chapter 43 Summary

Undine watches Raymond walk away from her as if he were in a trance. She knows he will always be courteous toward her as if nothing had happened between them. She also knows that nothing will ever change in her marriage or in her life. She will spend miserable winters in the old estate and there will be numerous battles between her and Raymond over money.

She wants to react as she has ever since childhood. She wants to get angry and lash out at Raymond to hurt and even possibly destroy him and everything that stands in her way. No matter how carefully she examines her situation, though, she can find no way out. Raymond will never give in to her. He may never even show that she has hurt him. Until this moment in her...

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