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288 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published November 3, 1958
“Justice is, after all, in the hands of men and men are fallible.”
“How can I go on living here and suspecting everybody ?”
“Men, they never think.”
“That’s what you might call the normal pattern of female life. I’ve seen many girls and women, with strong maternal instincts, keen on getting married but mainly, though they mayn’t quite know it themselves—because of their urge to motherhood. And the babies come; they’re happy and satisfied. Life goes back into proportion for them. They can take an interest in their husbands and in the local affairs and in the gossip that’s going round, and of course in their children. But it’s all in proportion. The maternal instinct, in a purely physical sense, is satisfied, you see.
“justice is, after all, in the hands of men and men are fallible.”