Key Passages from “While Passion Sleeps,” Emphasis Mine

Getting overrun by Mexicans and Indians
Getting overrun by Mexicans and Indians

1.  “His hatred for Don Felipe was not diminished in any way, but the pain and torment he kept locked inside him was inexplicably gone.”

My pain, torment, and hatred are inexplicably gone
My pain, torment, and hatred are inexplicably gone

2.  “She had been half-drugged with belladonna the first time he had taken her . . .”

Half-drugged with belladonna
Half-drugged with belladonna

3.  “Rafael, with his Comanche blood and upbringing, was indiffent to nakedness . . .”

Indifferent to nakedness.
Indifferent to nakedness.

4.  “She could just imagine him languidly drinking his mint julep at Mansion House in Natchez and lording it over his various acquaintances.”

Lording it over various acquaintances
Lording it over various acquaintances

5.  “Worse, Sebastian had inadvertently ended up with Mr. Percy’s snuffbox and, rising early that morning, he tapped on the door to leave it off.”

Dropping off a snuff box
Dropping off a snuff box

6.  “‘At the moment, land is the only thing that Texas seems to have in overabundance – except for Mexican interference and Indians!'”

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