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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Reading progress update: I've read 183 out of 368 pages.

The Custom of the Country - Edith Wharton, Linda Wagner-Martin

I am basically at the midpoint - I've read Books I & II, and have Books III & IV left. While Hall & Oates came a century later, and Undine never drove a Jaguar, they nailed her:


She'll only come out at night
The lean and hungry type
Nothing is new, I've seen her here before
Watching and waiting

Ooh, she's sittin' with you but her eyes are on the door
So many have paid to see
What you think you're gettin' for free
The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar

Money's the matter
If you're in it for love, you ain't gonna get too far
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
(Oh-oh, here she comes) She's a maneater
(Oh-oh, here she comes) Watch out boy she'll chew you up
(Oh-oh, here she comes) She's a maneater
I wouldn't if I were you
I know what she can do
She's deadly man, she could really rip your world apart
Mind over matter

Ooh, the beauty is there but a beast is in the heart
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Poor Ralph. Poor, poor Ralph.