„I have so often been asked the question: "But how did you come to think of The Scarlet Pimpernel?" And my answer has always been: "It was God's will that I should." And to you moderns, who perhaps do not believe as I do, I will say, "In the chain of my life, there were so many links, all of which tended towards bringing me to the fulfillment of my destiny."“

—  Emma Orczy

And nothing can be quite so wonderful as the workings of a man's or a woman's destiny.
Origine: Links in the Chain of Life (1947), Ch. 8

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