With a Little Help from Plato

With a Little Help from Plato

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Ramona By mrsvienna Updated Nov 17, 2013


With a Little Help from Plato

Part I: Margaret

Margaret stared at the closed door. Mere minutes had passed since he had left her alone in the parlour of her home. They had quarrelled. No, that was not the right description. They had fought. And now she was standing there like a statue, frozen, numb, and utterly devastated. When he angrily stormed away without a look back at her, she felt forlorn and could not quite understand what has happened. All she knew was that there was a cutting ache in her left breast she had never felt before.

After the fateful events of yesterday, the riot and her urging that he had to stand before his workers and talk to them, the situation had disintegrated into chaos. When she grasped that John Thornton was in real danger because of her naive estimation, she had shielded him with her own body and clung to him to protect him from harm without a second thought. After all she was responsible for his being in this dangerous situation. That there were cons...