“Tietjens looked at her attentively, as if with magpie anguish.
“If,” Sylvia went on with her denunciation, “you had once in our lives said to me: ‘You whore! You bitch! You killed my mother. May you rot in hell for it….’ If you’d only once said something like it…about the child! About Perowne! …. You might have done something to bring us together…”
— Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford