Excerpt from All the Year Round, Vol. 19: A Weekly Journal; From August 11, 1877, to January 19, 1878, Including No. 454 to No. 477
They extricated themselves from one another as they best could, rubbed their heads, and again looked at one another in too much dismay for immediate anger. Even the chronic remnant of her smile had, at last, been knocked out of the face of La 'purgatoria. When they left in the morning for the Corso, that treacherous door had been barred, bolted, and chained as fast as door could be. And now it was Open - and, what was worse, had been opened from the inside.
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