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One thing that might have given pause to these now aging friends of Middle-earth is the fact that its historian was a zealous and uncompromising Catholic.
324) with interest but was given pause by the fact that the nuns knew their autobiographies were "to be read by the congregation's Mother Superior.
Cynical about the possibility of human warmth or love (which she dismisses as "another form of slavery"), her cold detachment is given pause for thought when Marie becomes involved in a fetishistic but genuinely felt affair with an older, widowed (and again, disfigured) man.