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- And now she began to think of her husband's will, which had been made at the time of their marriage, leaving the bulk of his property to her, with proviso in case of her having children.Book 4 — Three Love Problems (47% in)
- Yet she did wish that Sir James could know what had passed between her and her husband about Will Ladislaw's moral claim on the property: it would then, she thought, be apparent to him as it was to her, that her husband's strange indelicate proviso had been chiefly urged by his bitter resistance to that idea of claim, and not merely by personal feelings more difficult to talk about.Book 5 — The Dead Hand (61% in)
- This proviso might have sounded rather satirically in Will's ear if he had been in a mood to care about such satire.Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (66% in)
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