"...at other times she would sit on the beach listening to the moaning of the sea, as eternal as her grief, and ask herself whether it would not be better to leap down into the abyss below than to suffer this cruel alternative of a hopeless suspense."
'"When I was still a man, strong and free, commanding other men, I have seen the heavens open, the sea rage and foam, the storm rise in a patch of sky and like a gigantic eagle beat the two horizons with its wings. Then I felt that my ship was but a weak refuge from the tempest, for did it not shiver and shake like a feather in the hand of a giant? ..."'
I just find this book filled with so many things going on, there is never a dull moment. I am not even 100 pages in, and it is filled with despair, longing, love, jealousy, and injustice. Love it! I am finding this to be quite a good surprise!