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Quotation by Madeleine
I was not at all apprehensive about ... disease ... [it] had no terrors for me. The thing I most feared in the world was hunger. That was something of which I had personal knowledge.
Madeleine [Blair], U.S. prostitute and "madam." Madeleine, ch. 4 (1919).
Explaining her carelessness about exposing herself to venereal disease when she was a young and desperate prostitute.
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