Quotation by Willa Cather

As I confronted her, the changes grew less apparent to me, her identity stronger. She was there, in the full vigour of her personality, battered but not diminished, looking at me, speaking to me in the husky, breathy voice I remembered so well.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book V, ch. I (1918; rev. 1926).

The narrator's first look at his beloved Antonia after a twenty-year separation.
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