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Quotation by Willa Cather
I could bear to suffer ... so many have suffered. But why must it be like this? I have not deserved it. I have been true in friendship; I have faithfully nursed others in sickness.... Why must I die like this, alone with my mortal enemy?
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Myra Henshawe, in My Mortal Enemy, book II, ch. V (1926).
Near death, Myra raves ambiguously while her husband and the narrator sit with her through the night.
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