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THE WAGER

THE WAGER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Cheney,Naoko Moto
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THE WAGER by Sally Cheney,Naoko Moto Summary

Marianne, a sixteen-year-old orphan, was suddenly informed by Carstairs, her guardian, that she will be living with an aristocrat. Marianne thought that he was going to be a kind old gentlemen, but upon arriving, she is welcomed by Desmond, a wild young man who perfectly fits the description of a rake. Apparently, Desmond played a game of poker with Carstairs and won the right to become her guardian. Believing that she was a high-end prostitute, he wasted no time and brought her to his bedroom. Marianne couldn't believe what was happening to her, and in the arms of this man, she couldn't believe her fate.

The Wagers

The Wagers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sean Michaels
Editor: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0735278121
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Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mics, he's still waiting for his break--bicycling to the comedy club at night, stacking plums at his family's grand and ramshackle supermarket by day. His girlfriend is halfway around the world, searching for enlightenment with a patron who happens to be the richest man on Earth, and when two other loved-ones get struck by bolts from the blue, Theo decides he can't keep chasing his old dreams any longer. He resolves to trade his wishes in, pursuing a bigger score. Here Sean Michaels' novel takes a surprise left turn, away from the price of milk and into a shabby, beautiful, imaginary Montreal where peacocks strut on street corners and gamblers bet on sunny days. Theo uncovers a mysterious association of sports-obsessed mathematicians, The Rabbit's Foot, which is turning probability into riches, and the vigilante No Name Gang, who steal luck from those who have taken more than their fair share. Bursting with sheer story-telling pleasure and stylish prose, The Wagers carries you along on wave after wave of invention--a literary motorcycle chase that soon has you wondering about the randomness of good fortune and all the ways we choose to wage our lives.

Wager of Battle: A Tale of Saxon Slavery in Sherwood Forest

Wager of Battle: A Tale of Saxon Slavery in Sherwood Forest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry William Herbert
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"Wager of Battle: A Tale of Saxon Slavery in Sherwood Forest" by Henry William Herbert. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wager

The Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli Summary

Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

Pascal's Wager

Pascal's Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Jordan
Editor: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191537578
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What if there is no strong evidence that God exists? Is belief in God when faced with a lack of evidence illegitimate and improper? Evidentialism answers yes. According to Evidentialism, it is impermissible to believe any proposition lacking adequate evidence. And if any thesis enjoys the status of a dogma among philosophers, it is Evidentialism. Presenting a direct challenge to Evidentialism are pragmatic arguments for theism, which are designed to support belief in the absence of adequate evidence. Pascal's Wager is the most prominent theistic pragmatic argument, and issues in epistemology, the ethics of belief, and decision theory, as well as philosophical theology, all intersect at the Wager. Other prominent theistic pragmatic arguments include William James's celebrated essay, 'The Will to Believe'; a posthumously published and largely ignored pragmatic argument authored by J.S. Mill, supporting the propriety of hoping that quasi-theism is true; the eighteenth-century Scottish essayist James Beattie's argument that the consoling benefit of theistic belief is so great that theistic belief is permissible even when one thinks that the existence of God is less likely than not; and an argument championed by the nineteenth-century French philosopher Jules Lachelier, which based its case for theistic belief on the empirical benefits of believing as a theist, even if theism was very probably false. In Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God, Jeff Jordan explores various theistic pragmatic arguments, and the objections employed against them. Jordan presents a new version of the Wager, what he calls the 'Jamesian Wager', and argues that the Jamesian Wager survives the objections hurled against theistic pragmatic arguments and provides strong support for theistic belief. In addition to arguing for a sound version of the Wager, Jordan also argues that there is a version of Evidentialism compatible with a principled use of pragmatic arguments, and that the Argument from Divine Silence fails. Objections found in Voltaire, Hume, and Nietzsche against the Wager are scrutinized, as are objections issued by Richard Swinburne, Richard Gale, and other contemporary philosophers. The ethics of belief, the many-gods objection, the problem of infinite utilities, and the propriety of a hope based acceptance are also examined.

The Wedding Wager

The Wedding Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah M. Hale,Satomi Tsuya
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The Wedding Wager by Deborah M. Hale,Satomi Tsuya Summary

Leonora is a teacher struggling to teach the wild ex-soldier Morse how to become a gentleman in just three months! It all started with a wager she made with her uncle. If she wins, he will give her part of his fortune so that she can make her dream come true. Morse is very handsome and does look the part of a gentleman, but the issue is his inability to act like one. Not to mention, once he realizes that Leonora is sexually inexperienced, he is set on trying to seduce her… Morse’s reckless love games are getting in the way of lessons, and now Leonora’s pure heart is in danger!

Heaven's Wager

Heaven's Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted Dekker
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418509194
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It was an absolutely perfect day . . . until everything went absolutely perfectly wrong. Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is cashing in on a brilliant career. He’s finally living the idyllic life, far from thoughts of theft and murder and other kinds of horrible criminal behavior. He’s left his past far behind. Or so he thinks. In his very first novel, New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker delivers a fascinating story of the almost perfect crime, interwoven with a tale of bittersweet love that is almost enough to save a soul. Heaven’s Wager is a story that will bring you face-to-face with a hidden world more real than most people ever realize—a world where the unseen is more powerful than anything seen. Praise for Heaven’s Wager: “Well, well, guess what I’ve found. A fiction writer with a rare knack for a compelling story, an expansive reservoir of clever ideas, and a unique dry wit that makes me laugh.” —Frank Peretti, New York Times bestselling author “Rarely does a novel grip a reader’s heart and soul the way Heaven’s Wager does. Dekker is among a very small number of writers who have mastered the challenge of blending sound theology with knock-your-socks-off storytelling.” —Robert Liparulo, bestselling author Book 1 in the Heaven/Martyr’s Song trilogy Bonus book 1.5: The Martyr’s Song Book 2: When Heaven Weeps Book 3: Thunder of Heaven Book length: appr. 80,000 words

A Deceptive Wager (An Enemies to Lovers Regency Romance)

A Deceptive Wager (An Enemies to Lovers Regency Romance) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
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Miss Kitty Farrow is under no illusion that her guardian cares anything about her, but when she finds out he wagered her in a gentleman’s bet, she’s in a state of complete shock. Not only has her choice in picking her own husband been taken away from her, but the earl her guardian is going to have her marry hates the very idea of having a wife at all. Aaron Henry, Earl of Northton, doesn’t trust ladies. Any of them. From a young age, his mother taught him that all a lady is good for is an heir. If they’re sweet, it’s only to trick the gentleman into doing what they want, and once they get it, they’re on to the next gentleman. So when he discovers the money he expected to win in a wager turns out to be the dowry of his future bride, he wants nothing to do with her. But whether Kitty or Aaron want the marriage or not, it’s going to happen. And heaven help anyone who tries to make the marriage a love match.

Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager

Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Drouot
Editor: Indiana University Press
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Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager by Pierre Drouot Summary

Philosopher Blaise Pascal famously insisted that it was better to wager belief in God than to risk eternal damnation. More recently, Richard Kearney has offered a wager of his own—the anatheistic wager, or return to God after the death of God. In this volume, an international group of contributors consider what Kearney's spiritual wager means. They question what is at stake with such a wager and what anatheism demands of the self and of others. The essays explore the dynamics of religious anatheistic performativity, its demarcations and limits, and its motives. A recent interview with Kearney focuses on crucial questions about philosophy, theology, and religious commitment. As a whole, this volume interprets and challenges Kearney's philosophy of religion and its radical impact on contemporary views of God.

The Wager

The Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Metsy Hingle
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460363841
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The Wager by Metsy Hingle Summary

The Princess—New Orleans's most luxurious hotel. Sixty years ago, ownership of the hotel was lost to the powerful Jardine family in a wager that cost its matriarch her greatest love. Now, in a daring bid to keep the hotel, her legacy and her family together, she's made a new wager, betting everything on a granddaughter she's never met. IT WAS A HIGH-STAKES GAME… After her mother's tragic death, Laura Harte learns her life has been a lie. All she has left are questions. Why did her mother hide the truth from her? Why had her powerful father denied her? The answers can only be found in New Orleans—with a grandmother she never knew existed…and a man she isn't sure she can trust. Hotel magnate Josh Logan owns some of the world's finest hotels—but not the one he wants most: The Princess. He'll stop at nothing to reclaim his grandfather's legacy. Even if it means winning the heart of the young woman to whom The Princess rightfully belongs. AND THERE COULD BE ONLY ONE WINNER… But as the secrets and sins of the past unravel, Laura and Josh find themselves in a dangerous game where no risk is too great and falling in love is not an option.

Rake's Wager

Rake's Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Miranda Jarrett
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459237226
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Rake's Wager by Miranda Jarrett Summary

The Rake's Reform Cassia Penny runs a fashionable gaming house in Regency London. Her inspired style has always set the fashion…which is just the sort of talent Richard Blackley needs. Blackley is a self-made millionaire, determined to establish himself as a proper London gentleman. When Cassia loses a wager, he collects by demanding her services to refurbish his decrepit estate—but finds her beauty the most gracious adornment his home could have. Now, as she transforms the old house, she transforms Richard, as well. The unlikely pair are drawn together—until an old secret from Richard's past reappears. Will it tear them apart…or unite them forever?

Pascal's Wager

Pascal's Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Rue
Editor: Multnomah
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Pascal's Wager by Nancy Rue Summary

Confirmed atheist Jill McGavock faces the mental deterioration of her brilliant mother. In a quest to cope with this devastating situation, Jill seeks out philosophy professor Sam Hunt. Savvy Sam challenges Jill to make "Pascal's wager" -- to "bet" that God exists by acting as if he does. The results not only change Jill's mind but transform her life in ways she never could have imagined. An exciting, faith-building thriller!

Reckless Wager

Reckless Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christy Carlyle
Editor: Windtree Press
ISBN: 1940064791
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Set against the backdrop of Victorian London's dangerous East End, a young woman's disappearance brings together a wounded war veteran and the one woman who can see beyond his scars. As a probationary nurse at Whitechapel’s Samaritan Hospital, Ada Hamilton is required to remain unmarried and devote her energies to helping those in need, but when her sister goes missing, she becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of her disappearance. A menacing aristocrat may hold the answers, but it is his friend, scarred Afghan War veteran William Selsby, a man with questionable intentions and haunting grey eyes, who may hold the key to her heart. William Selsby returned wounded and broken from Afghanistan to find his betrothed married to another man. Eight years later, desperate for a woman’s touch, he accepts a wager from a debauched nobleman, winning the chance to take the man’s mistress off his hands. But the woman he encounters in Whitechapel overturns all his expectations and may be the one person who can see something worth cherishing in the man he has become, wounds and all.

The Wager Disaster

The Wager Disaster Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.H. Layman
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 191006551X
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The Wager Disaster by C.H. Layman Summary

This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic open-boat voyage of 2500 nautical miles through the world’s most hostile seas, probably the greatest castaway voyage in the annals of the sea, and the least known. Midshipman Byron, the grandfather of the poet, was prominent among the survivors. The story is placed in its historical context, using eye-witness accounts where possible, with some previously unpublished material. It finishes with the finding of the wreck by a British expedition in 2006. Foreword written by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Silent Wager

Silent Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Bunkley
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 075826853X
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From the banks of Texas's Buffalo Bayou to the blue waters of Hawaii, this powerful novel from acclaimed author Anita Bunkley tells the story of one resilient woman's fight to save a family legacy--and create a future for herself and her daughter. . . When tropical storm Allison hits Houston's historic black community, it nearly wipes out Camille and Max Granville's hard-earned home and restaurant, Vendora. But it is just a foreshadowing of the disasters to come. Without flood insurance, the Granvilles' bills pile up, while their savings dwindle. Desperate to save Vendora and pay their daughter Jaiden's college tuition, Max takes a risk that involves turning over control of Vendora to a slick Los Angeles businessman with a shady past. Miraculously, the move pays off. Once again, the Granvilles' future looks bright--until a celebratory cruise turns tragic. When a fire on board separates the couple and takes Max's life, it rests with a grieving Camille to regain Vendora--and deal with a rebellious daughter who blames her for her father's death. Yet just when all seems lost, astonishing information about Max's last act surfaces from the depths of the catastrophe. The details of what happened in Max's final moments could change everything for Camille, for Jaiden, and for Vendora--if Camille can find out exactly what happened and how. But Camille's good fortune may mean someone else's ruin. Someone desperate enough to do anything to stop her from getting to the truth. . . Praise for Anita Bunkley and Mirrored Life "A breakout. . .Anita Bunkley's believable characters and absorbing story will take you through a journey of mistakes and second chances you won't be able to put down." --Tananarive Due "So well crafted are Bunkley's characters. . .that their appeal is universal." --Booklist "Entertaining, fulfilling and a joy to read." –Connie Briscoe Anita R. Bunkley has spent more than a decade writing fiction and nonfiction, while lecturing on topics related to career advancement, personal promotion, attitude adjustment, and making dreams come true. She is the author of eight novels, two novellas, two nonfiction books, and a short story written exclusively for the Internet. She is also an NAACP Image Award (2000) nominee for her contribution to the anthology, Girlfriends.

Deadly Wager

Deadly Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elaine Hatfield; Richard L. Rapson
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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Deadly Wager: A Kate MacKinnon Murder Mystery Elaine Hatfield & Richard L. Rapson Book Description A crack of gunfire and Ace MacKinnon, a Narcotics/Vice detective with the Hawaii Police Department lies dead. A few hours later, his daughter Caitlyn MacKinnon, a Hawaiian Studies graduate student, hears from her mother Annie that her father has been killed. Kate is perplexed to discover that Chief Fixxxa Nishida has advised her mother that, although the evidence suggests that Ace committed suicide, he will arrange things so that the death looks like an accident. What is going on? In the course of Kate’s investigation, she meets an old friend, Detective Sergeant David Ka‘ala Gresham. Although Kate is determined not to get involved romantically with Ka‘ala, he is an invaluable asset in searching for her father’s killer. Their search takes them through the dark political murk of Hawaii politics, cultural clashes, honor-systems within honor-systems, racial tensions, and criminal wheeling-and-dealing in the 50th State. In the end, when Kate and Ka‘ala have given up all hope of ever discovering who killed Ace MacKinnon, they stumble on a crucial bit of evidence—a starburst Christmas decoration—that casts a new and blinding light on Ace’s shocking past. The answer to the mystery of “Who killed Ace MacKinnon” is not one they would have hoped for, however. Deadly Wager is different from most crime stories both in character and locale. Kate and Ka‘ala are both Native Hawaiians. In the course of the investigation we learn a great deal about Hawaiian history and customs, the story of an ancient princess, the Hawaiian sovereignty fight, culture wars, K-bars, police connections to organized crime, illegal gambling, and cockfights. The exotic locale and atmosphere of this detective tale contributes to its fun . . . and suspense. This story is unique, in that (since the Charlie Chan mysteries in the 1930s) there has never been a detective series set in Hawaii. The detectives on the two big TV shows that were produced: Hawaii Five-0 and Tom Selleck’s Magnum PI, were Caucasians; Ka‘ala is a full-blooded Hawaiian and Kate MacKinnon is a part-Hawaiian (a hapa-haoli) and a Hawaiian sovereignty activist. This book will give you a vivid sense of life in 21st century Hawaii.

The Wager

The Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Atherton
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499036779
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The Wager by Bill Atherton Summary

Though my friends and I had been making wagers with each other and daring each other with different things all through our lives together nothing had prepared me for what was in store for me that night after lodge meeting as we sat talking about one thing then another. They bet me $1000.00 that I wouldn't spend the night in the old Mize castle. Naturally I accepted. We planned the event for Friday the 13th none the less and set up camp at the edge of the castle grounds. It was near dusk when I started my trek through the castle. Little did I know that my journey would be into parallel realms of existence, other time frames, and even other worlds and kingdoms. To say nothing of the deities I would be forced to meet and the near death experiences. But it did give me food for thought as to the possibilities of the existence of life in other realms, some that run parallel to ours. Had it not been for a teen age boy, Jake and his furry friend, Oola as well as Diana, Jacque, and their pet, Gar who saved me on more than one occasion I more than likely would have been lost somewhere in time in a universe that we believe is non-existent. But what is it that lies beyond that which our minds are limited to accept as fact ? Is it possible that there is an existence out there someplace ? Or better yet is it possible that we are just a figment of a greater beings imagination and that all we say and do is only their thoughts, and our existence rests only in their thoughts of us ?

The Wager

The Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli Summary

Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

Modernity's Wager

Modernity's Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam B. Seligman
Editor: Princeton University Press
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Adam Seligman, one of our most important social thinkers, continues the incisive critique of modernity he began in his previously acclaimed The Idea of Civil Society and The Problem of Trust. In this provocative new work of social philosophy, Seligman evaluates modernity's wager, namely, the gambit to liberate the modern individual from external social and religious norms by supplanting them with the rational self as its own moral authority. Yet far from ensuring the freedom of the individual, Seligman argues, "the fundamentalist doctrine of enlightened reason has called into being its own nemesis" in the forms of ethnic, racial, and identity politics. Seligman counters that the modern human must recover a notion of authority that is essentially transcendent, but which extends tolerance to those of other--or no--faiths. Through its denial of an authority rooted in an experience of transcendence, modernity fails to account for individual and collective moral action. First, deprived of a sacred source of the self, depictions of moral action are reduced to motives of self interest. Second, dismissing the sacred leaves the resurgence of religious movements unexplained. In this rigorous and imaginative study, Seligman seeks to discover a durable source of moral authority in a liberalized world. His study of shame, pride, collective guilt, and collective responsibility demonstrates the mutual relationship between individual responsibility and communal authority. Furthermore, Seligman restores the indispensable role of religious traditions--as well as the features of those traditions that enhance, rather than denigrate, tolerance. Sociologists, political theorists, moral philosophers, and intellectual historians will find Seligman's thesis enlightening, as will anyone concerned with the ethical and religious foundations of a tolerant society.

Scandalous Wager

Scandalous Wager Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christy Carlyle
Editor: Entice Publishing
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Scandalous Wager is a short, sensual novella of approximately 17,000 words. Set against the backdrop of London's dangerous East End in 1888, Victorian propriety and passions collide when a spinster strikes a scandalous bargain with a detective caught up in the investigation of the Ripper mystery. Elizabeth Ainsworth has decided she will never marry. Years spent on the shelf have taught her plain looks and a distinct lack of ladylike talents won't win a proposal from any of the eligible young constables or inspectors her Detective Chief Inspector father invites to their home. Most of them are too busy staring at her younger, prettier sister anyway. And Lizzy is content to be a spinster, especially if it means she can continue with her charity work in Whitechapel. But she has one lingering regret. She wants to experience passion at least once in her life and, most of all, she wants to experience it with Ian Reed. Detective Inspector Ian Reed has aspirations to ascend the ranks of the Metropolitan Police, and he hopes proving himself to his superior, Detective Chief Inspector Ainsworth, will help him get there. A series of brutal murders plaguing Whitechapel have him working long hours, so when Ainsworth's daughter shows up on his doorstep and offers herself to him, he fears he might be dreaming. Fascinated with Lizzy from the moment he meets her, Ian is determined to spend more than one night in her arms, despite what it might cost both of them.