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Instead, it was the Red Lensman; a full-powered Second-Stage Lensman who had finally decided that, since appeals to reason, logic, and common sense had no perceptible effect upon this stiff-necked near-woman, the time had come to bear down.
This just makes you sad, because you realize that your little girl, the daughter who was the center of your universe for so many years, is still inside this near-woman standing before you, only she's being held prisoner, locked up like Rapunzel.