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This therefore brought me to a resolution, whatever came of it, to lay open my whole case; but which way to do it, or to whom, was an inextricable difficulty, and took me many months to resolve.
I had even a certain wish to encounter Moreau face to face; and as I had waded into the water, I remembered that if I were too hard pressed at least one path of escape from torment still lay open to me,--they could not very well prevent my drowning myself.
His price was paid, his objections silenced, and the mountain gorges lay open to the invaders.
The way of escape from the unendurable humiliation of her present life lay open before her at last.