The time is now propitious, as he guesses,
This line begins an embedded Shakespearean sonnet. The use of the form is ironic, since traditionally sonnets are the form of beautiful expressions of love, but in this case, the sonnet relates a dispassionate and disturbing sexual encounter.
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