Quote by Charles Dickens
[S]he stood for some moments gazing at the sisters, with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
In this quote, the speaker observes a person looking at the sisters. The affection portrayed in one eye illustrates the genuine love and care they feel towards the sisters. However, what truly stands out is the calculated expression in the other eye, suggesting that there might be some ulterior motives or considerations at play. It implies that while there may be a sincere connection, there is also an element of strategy or cunning behind this person's actions or thoughts.
Prepare by knowing your walk away conditions and by building the number of variables you can work with during the negotiation... you need to have a walk away... a combination of price, terms, and deliverables that represents the least you will accept. Without one, you have no negotiating road map.
All was over in a moment. I had fulfilled my destiny. I was a captive and a slave. I loved Dora Spenlow to distraction! She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don't know what she was - anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.