Tender is the Night
"You were scared, weren’t you?" she accused him. "You wanted to live!"
She spoke with such force that in his shocked state Dick wondered if he had been frightened for himself – but the strained faces of the children, looking from parent to parent, made him want to grind her grinning mask into jelly (2.15.65-66).
"Dick, I don’t pretend to advise you or to know much about it but don’t you think a change might be good for her – to get out of that atmosphere of sickness and live in the world like other people?"
"But you were keen for the clinic," he reminded her. "You told me you’d never feel really safe about her" (2.21.10.).
"I want to make a speech," Dick cried. "I want to explain to these people how I raped a five-year-old girl. Maybe I did" (2.23.101).