"And there you see the distinction between our feelings: had he been in my place and I in his, though I hated him with a hatred that turned my life to gall, I never would have raised a hand against him. You may look incredulous if you please! I never would have banished him from her society as long as she desired his. The moment her ragard ceased, I would have torn his heart out and drank his blood! But til then - if you don't believe me, you don't know me - til then I would have died by inches before I touched a single hair of his head."