• Exhaustion was pressing upon and overpowering her. "Good-by--because I love you." He did not know; he did not understand. He would never understand. Perhaps Doctor Mandelet would have understood if she had seen him--but it was too late; the shore was far behind her, and her strength was gone. She looked into the distance, and the old terror flamed up for an instant, then sank again.

    Kate Chopin, Sheri Metzger (2009). “CliffsComplete The Awakening”, p.181, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt