Review: Happy ending for the victim of the Rake’s ravishing. Rake ravishes victim, a beautiful maiden out for a walk with her family. She escapes with a crucifix from the apartment in which she was ravished. Victim bears a son as a result of the ravishing. Older, son is in an accident and is cared for in the home of the Rake’s parents. Victim recognizes the scene of her dishonor. Rake’s mother arranges marriage between the Rake, her son, and the victim. Everybody lives happily ever after.
Comment: A bit long-winded, but the prose flows. RayS.
Fifty Great European Short Stories. Ed. Edward and Elizabeth Huberman. New York: Bantam Books. 1971.