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Excerpt: ...Malpas, or rather to a part of it that was full double the height of that part, and had entrance into it by means of a sort of wide arch betwixt pillars. The hall was empty, and I descended to it immediately. "Well," thought I, pretty grave now I had accomplished this much of my business, "I would I knew in what case I shall depart hence." At that moment I heard a footstep on the stair beyond the arches, and Mistress Avenon entered the hall. At first she saw me not, but when she did she stood perfectly still, the colour fading from her face, and one hand upon her bosom. I bowed low, having no words to speak, and then expected with an infinite weight at my heart, until she should declare her will. At length she came slowly toward me. "What is this you have dared to do?" she murmured, so low I could scarce hear her. "I could not help it," I said, and would have told her there and then that I loved her, had not my courage all gone to wreck before her visible anger. She drew herself to her full height, and keeping her eyes on mine said in a louder voiceshow more

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