By V. C. Andrews

Pushed from the Dumas Mansion again to her cherished bayou, Ruby's merely desire is that destiny will allow her commence anew...

Living back in a humble shack, Ruby is decided to make a safe and chuffed domestic for her beneficial toddler daughter, Pearl. Paul Tate -- her past love, whom she used to be compelled to desert -- is at her part once again, now a guy of outstanding wealth. whilst he whisks her into his grand condominium, it kind of feels their destiny is guaranteed. As mistress of Cypress Woods, Ruby can omit even the surprising cause she and Paul needs to wed in a mystery rite and stay husband and spouse in identify alone.

But the thick, pricey partitions of Cypress Woods can't close out the negative stories that experience woven their cloth over her future, or the chilly eyes of Paul's mom, Gladys, reminding Ruby of the key she needs to maintain to provide Pearl a loving father. Then her venomous dual sister, Gisselle, arrives to taunt her with information of Beau Andreas, the genuine father Pearl hasn't ever met, and the single guy Ruby will ever lengthy for with all her physique and soul, eager to locate the entire, gratifying existence she craves, Ruby builds a precarious new life, a flimsy shanty of desire that the 1st flood washes away. in basic terms while the hurricane exposes the very blackest evils of the prior will she glimpse the rainbow's fragile promise, a morning of light and laughter with a kinfolk of her own....

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1 40 Steinhausen, Geschichte des deutschen Briefes, pp. 46, 98 and 103-04; Baldwin, Medieval Rhetoric and Poetic, pp. 216-23. 141 Mertens, Konstanzer tar, Minnelehre, pp. 106-07; Wiessnzr,Kommen­ pp. 105-06. 142 Plate, "Narren- und Ständesatire," pp. 62-63; cf. also Lewis, Allegory of Love, pp. 174-75, and Scholes and Kellogg, Nature of Narrative, pp. 109-11. Geiß1er, B r a u t w e r b u n g , p. v. Keller, Fastnachtspiele, nos. 37 and 57. ' Glancing back over the courtship episodes that concluded with such left-handed success, we have come to recognize and appreciate a good number of the narrative techniques and subtleties that are char­ acteristic for Wittenwiler.

Legislation of the 4th Lateran Council (1215) sought to prohit clandestine marriages only. Regional synodal statutes FESTIVAL AND FICTION IN WITTENWILER'S RING 44 authorized, to announce the exchange of vows and to inquire into bind­ ing impediments. A prior commitment is suddenly charged by a tottering hag and the place of worship is irreverently turned into a burlesque forum before which the plaintiff fails to properly delouse the pants taken off by the jeering groom. " (V. ). The boisterous wedding party then leaves church to the tune of the bagpipe and gathers in front of the groom's house for the custom­ ary presentation of gifts.

124 Hügli, Der deutsche Bauer, p. 101; Boesch, "Phantasie," pp. 51-52. Interestingly enough, the devil bears the name Nîthart in an 11th century legend. Cf. Jacob Grimm, Deutsche Mythologie, ed. H. , 3 vols. (1875-78: rpt. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1965), III, 298; Leopold Schmidt, Das deutsche Volks­ schauspiel: Ein Bandbuch (Berlin: E. Schmidt, 1962), p. 312. 125 Cf. Schlaffke, Komposition und Gehalt, p . 25, fn. 8; Gaier, Satire, p. 172. Friedmar Geißler, Brautwerbung in der Weltliteratur (Halle/ Saale: M.

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