collection 11

invitation to commit adultery

"meet me this afternoon again in the dunes behind
the mill. we can speak to one another without
fear at old mrs alderman’s as the house is off the
beaten track. you should not worry so much about
everything. we also have rights. if you will say
this to yourself emphatically, i think that all your
fears will ebb away. life would not be worth living
if everything that applies in certain cases has to
apply to everything. all the best things lie beyond
that. learn to enjoy them."

extract from a letter from major von crampas to effi
theodor fontane