The Spiral Road Author:Jan de Hartog Els came to him a beautiful and innocent bride. She knew Anton only as a young doctor dedicated to the conquest of tropical disease. She didn't know what a jungle could do to a man. She didn't recognize the husband who threw himself on her that day and tore the clothing from her body. He hurt her with a fury she had never felt before; fear, gidd... more »iness and delight merged until, in the end, she shuddered, and, with a chocking scream of ecstasy, fell back.
After a time - she didn't know how long - she lifter herself gingerly. Her knees were stiff, her arms were bruised, there was blood under her ears.
And, raped and beaten, she began to wait for his return...« less