Excerpt from The Ten-Foot Chain: Or Can Love Survive the Shackles? Then the doctor, who claims he cuts nearer to the realities, insisted no emotion could bear such a physical impact. The reaction from such an imposed contact would leave love bereft of life, strangled in its own golden mesh. Max Brand begged to differ with both of his fellow craftsmen. With the cold detachment of a mind prepared to see all four sides of an Ob jcet and with no personal animus of either prejudice or prepossession, Mr. Brand averred no blanker conclusion covered the case in ques tion but in any given instance, the multiple factors of heredity, environment, habit, and temperament, would largely determine the final state of both the man and the woman.
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