Of course, I used all my skills to avoid wrecking our ship of dreamy pleasures, even if I did believe she’d leave me swinging from the gallows. I steered carefully, doing my best to enchant Pamela with loyalty and devotion and puppy-dog attentiveness. The waters grew dangerous, reefs loomed all around us. I worried that Pamela was growing bored with me, but I sailed on, pretending not to see the storm clouds up ahead.
Lord Malinov, Journals of Lord Malinov