By Julia Quinn
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As soon as upon a time, fairy stories have been grim.
Cinderella's stepsisters received their eyes pecked out by way of birds.
Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.
And in a story referred to as "The Mouse, the chook, and the Sausage," a mouse, a chook, and a sausage all consult one another. sure, the sausage talks. (Okay, i assume that one's no longer that grim. .. )
Those are the genuine fairy tales.
But they've got not anything at the tale I'm approximately to tell.
This is the darkest fairy story of all. additionally, it's the most eldritch. And the bloodiest.
It is the grimmest story i've got ever heard.
And i'm sharing it with you.
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I wish for nothing less, for every single one of them. " "A man or woman can spend a lifetime searching for a soul mate and never find one. In my opinion, Lydia is wise to choose prime goods like Wray, rather than wait until the best picks are all gone. " "Oh, good Lord," Sara exclaimed with a strangled laugh. "Between you and Lydia, I don't know who is more exasperating. What about hope, and romance, and magic? " Reaching over the edge of the tub, she played with the dark hair revealed by the open neck of his shirt.
How dare he try to dissuade the earl from marrying her! no doubt he had made her sound like a very bad bargain indeed. Linley had done nothing but mock and annoy Lydia ever since they had met four years earlier, when she had twisted her ankle at a game of lawn tennis. It had been during a weekend party at a friend's estate, to which many prominent families in Herefordshire had been invited. After Lydia had injured herself during an energetic volley, her younger brother Nicholas had helped her hobble to the shade of a luxuriant maple tree.
Jake was silent at that, his eyes shadowed, the set of his mouth vaguely sullen. "Wray and I are compatible in every way," Lydia said, feeling the need to emphasize the point. " "I read it," he interrupted. " Linley smiled slightly as he saw her astonishment. " "Tetrahedra," Lydia corrected with a slight smile, knowing that to someone other than a mathematician, her paper would have been dull indeed. " She laughed, and they stared at each other for a moment of unexpected, artless delight. Slowly Lydia relaxed against the back of the chair.
A Tale of Two Sisters by Julia Quinn