“Did you say the stars were worlds, Tess?"
"All like ours?"
"I don't know, but I think so. They sometimes seem to be like the apples on our stubbard-tree. Most of them splendid and sound - a few blighted."
"Which do we live on - a splendid one or a blighted one?"
"A blighted one.”
The next set I have created for the 50 Favorite Fictional Females Challenge is inspired by Tess Durbeyfield from Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', which is one of the saddest books that I have ever read - and also one of the best.