It sounds like some English gothic—a naive waif married off to tyrannical older man who holds her hostage in a golden cage and beats her into submission!
One towered just as tall as the other men but was thinner than any waif-like model she had seen on earth.
While at New York he wrote a play, The Ocean Waif, or Channel Outlaw, which was acted, and is forgotten.
Printed brochures, gratis from Myrtle Somebody whose brother-in-law was a printer, were placed about town by tiny Tonya, an eight-year-old Latina waif hired by Fred for five bucks.
The day had been fixed on which Montasir, Waif and several other Turkish generals were to be assassinated.