But the act of a master taking shameful, contemptuous possession of her was the kind of rapture she had wanted.
…the sensations one felt in dreams were so much more intense than anything one could experience in waking reality—why the horror was so total and the ecstasy so complete—and what was that extra quality which could never be recaptured afterward; the quality of what he felt when he walked down a path through tangled green leaves in a dream, in an air full of expectation, of causeless, utter rapture—and when he awakened he could not explain it, it had been just a path through some woods.
And that particular sense of sacred rapture men say they experience in contemplating nature—I’ve never received it from nature, only from…" She stopped.
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She was in rapture as the chorus sang Bach’s Hallelujah Chorus.