.........that his passion might have been dormant, but that it was there, as strong, as intense, as overwhelming, as when first her lips met his in one long, maddening kiss. Pride had kept him from her, and, woman-like, she meant to win back that conquest which had been hers before. Suddenly it seemed to her that the only happiness life could ever hold for her again would be in feeling that man's kiss once more upon her lips.
This is my favorite part! I know it by heart. When I first read it I walked around the house repeating it ALL the time. Drove one of my sister CRAZY! But I have not stopped. It's like the best part ever!!! Right???