Leave Her to Heaven
Houghton Mifflin, 1944 - Fiction and Juvenile Belles Lettres - 1750 through 1950 - Williams, Ben Ames - 429 pages
Ellen's wants always prevailed. She could get the time and the place and the man all together just about all of the time. It did not matter who was in the way. Ellen was judge and executioner. She knew how to escape earth's usual penalties. Never was there a woman whose appearance so belied her heart. The perfection of her proportions without concealed a fierce unbalance within. Only the posture of her lips and her large eyes betrayed the true woman. This gave to her beauty that suspense that men are impelled to disturb.
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