• But the monotonous life led by invalids often makes them like children, inasmuch as thy have neither of them any sense of proportion in events, and seem each to believe that the walls and curtains which shut in their world, and shut out everything else, must of necessity be larger than anything hidden beyond.

    Elizabeth Gaskell (2012). “Norte e Sul: North and South: Edição bilíngue português - inglês”, p.641, Editora Landmark LTDA