Excerpts from "The Ruling Passion," one of two unpublished novels at the center of the legal fight between Joan Collins and Random House:
* "His face was a picture of boyish innocence. 'What do you think you know, my little cabbage?'
" 'Don't call me your little cabbage,' she said savagely. 'I'm nobody's cabbage. Not yours, not anyone's. . . . You're gay, aren't you, Alain?' she asked calmly. 'You're still gay, after all these years.' "