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"How in the name of God did this happen? I asked myself some time later. Six weeks ago, I had been innocently collecting wildflowers on a Scottish hill to take home to my husband. I was now shut in the room of a rural inn, awaiting a completely different husband, whom I scarcely knew, with firm orders to consummate a forced marriage, at risk of my life and liberty." 
(Outlander, ch15)

"How in the name of God did this happen? I asked myself some time later. Six weeks ago, I had been innocently collecting wildflowers on a Scottish hill to take home to my husband. I was now shut in the room of a rural inn, awaiting a completely different husband, whom I scarcely knew, with firm orders to consummate a forced marriage, at risk of my life and liberty." 

(Outlander, ch15)

books0977
books0977:

The Invitation [The Letter] (1896). Władysław Czachórski (Polish, 1850-1911). Oil on canvas.
Czachórski features a well-dressed young woman seated in a French Louis XVI style chair, holding a letter in one hand and a small bouquet of flowers in her lap. The young woman displays a charming innocence; a sweet smile plays upon her lips. The variety of fabrics in the room - from her pink satin embroidered dress, to the burgundy and navy oriental rug on the table - characterize the eclecticism prevalent in interior decoration during this era.

books0977:

The Invitation [The Letter] (1896). Władysław Czachórski (Polish, 1850-1911). Oil on canvas.

Czachórski features a well-dressed young woman seated in a French Louis XVI style chair, holding a letter in one hand and a small bouquet of flowers in her lap. The young woman displays a charming innocence; a sweet smile plays upon her lips. The variety of fabrics in the room - from her pink satin embroidered dress, to the burgundy and navy oriental rug on the table - characterize the eclecticism prevalent in interior decoration during this era.