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“The talk at the table was full of expanding British power. ... They discussed campaigns and victories, and spoke contemptuously of the 'natives,' who everyone agreed had to be put in their place periodically. 'Their place?' Anna Harriette pondered, strangely troubled. 'And what is their place in their own country?'”
“Maybe selflessness was only selfishness on another level.”
“But the camel's nose was in the tent.”
“But love was a question also, not just an answer. And it was never a cure-all. At best it was a moat and a wall and a castle.”
“To give an answer in advance of a question was futile, and to propound a question in order to supply the answer was also futile. There were difficulties that could best be met by unawareness of their existence.”
Margaret Landon, U.S. writer
(1903 - 1993)
Full name: Margaret Dorothea Mortenson Landon.