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But at the same time she was a prey, as had been her husband several days before, to that maddening appetite to know the truth, which becomes, in certain forms of doubt, a physical need, as imperious as hunger and thirst, and she listened to Florent's sister, who continued: " Will it be a proof when you have seen the affair written in her own hand?- "Cosmopolis, Complete", Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- "The Mystery of Metropolisville", Edward Eggleston.