The Devil's Walk: O God the Father and God the Holy Ghost, Accept This My Expiation. This Fire Has Cleansed Me. O Christ, Take Me to Thy Bosom, White and Spotless as the Driven Snow. by Gaylon Barrow (Paperback / softback, 2010)
Still ather change, and one that affected them both, Mavis did t altogether attribute to the revival of her husband's religious belief; but she thought that this had accelerated its progress and confirmed its finality. It had begun after the birth of her second child. Then it was that the love between husband and wife purified itself still further; and the refining process had continued; they had passed onward and upward until the beautiful new feelings seemed firmly established, and, without a word spoken, all the old passion had been allowed to fade. It was quite ather joy w when they kissed or lay locked in each others arms: they were a father and a mother, a brother and sister, comrades-but longer lovers. She was surprised once or twice to find how calmly and contentedly she thought about all this; without the least regret for something that was and had ceased to be; and without a vestige of the confusion of ideas which makes women in their ripening years cling to all belonging or seeming to belong to vanished youth, and to suffer under the loss of anything they possessed then, even though a better thing has come to them in its place. She was a woman completing her destined course; and so that the cycle-curve swept on unbroken, she would be as happy on the downward sweep as when the sweep was rising.