"It says here she ran out screaming. She was virgin, you know, his wife."

Vera appears to link Effie's reaction to her virginity, implying rather spitefully that they both sprang from some kind of hypersensitivity. But in contemporary accounts of the Ruskins' marriage, which was annulled in 1855 on grounds of non-consummation, it was the husband who refused to have sex with his wife. Effie later married Millais.