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A Tale of Two Cities

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The wretched wife of the innocent man thus doomed to die, fell under the sentence, as if she had been mortally stricken. But, she uttered no sound; and so strong was the voice within her, representing that it was she of all the world who must uphold him in his misery and not augment it, that it quickly raised her, even from that shock. Lucie fainted as the sentence was pronounced, as if she had been struck down dead. But she made no sound. The strong voice inside her reminded her that she of all people could support Charles in his misery and that she shouldn't add to it. This thought quickly awoke her from the shock.
The Judges having to take part in a public demonstration out of doors, the Tribunal adjourned. The quick noise and movement of the court’s emptying itself by many passages had not ceased, when Lucie stood stretching out her arms towards her husband, with nothing in her face but love and consolation. The judges had to leave to take part in a public demonstration outdoors, so the tribunal adjourned. The noise and movement of people leaving the courtroom by various hallways was still going on when Lucie stood and reached out to her husband. There was nothing in the expression on her face but love and consolation.
“If I might touch him! If I might embrace him once! O, good citizens, if you would have so much compassion for us!” “If I could touch him! If I could embrace him just once! Oh, good citizens, will you have compassion for us?”
There was but a gaoler left, along with two of the four men who had taken him last night, and Barsad. The people had all poured out to the show in the streets. Barsad proposed to the rest, “Let her embrace him then; it is but a moment.” It was silently acquiesced in, and they passed her over the seats in the hall to a raised place, where he, by leaning over the dock, could fold her in his arms. There was only one jailer left, along with two of the four men who had taken him the night before. Barsad was there, too. The people had all gone outside to the demonstration in the streets. Barsad suggested to the others, “Let her embrace him. It’s only for a moment.” They agreed silently and helped her move over the seats in the hall to a place higher up where Darnay could embrace her by leaning over the

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the area in a law court where the accused stands during a trial

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“Farewell, dear darling of my soul. My parting blessing on my love. We shall meet again, where the weary are at rest!” “Farewell, darling. This is the last blessing I will give you. We will meet again in Heaven, where the weary finally rest!”
They were her husband’s words, as he held her to his bosom. This is what Darnay said to Lucie as he held her to his chest.
“I can bear it, dear Charles. I am supported from above: don’t suffer for me. A parting blessing for our child.” “I can bear it, my dear Charles. God above supports me. Don’t worry about me. Give me a parting blessing for our daughter.”
“I send it to her by you. I kiss her by you. I say farewell to her by you.” “I send it to her through you. I kiss her by kissing you. I say farewell to her by saying it to you.”
“My husband. No! A moment!” He was tearing himself apart from her. “We shall not be separated long. I feel that this will break my heart by-and-bye; but I will do my duty while I can, and when I leave her, God will raise up friends for her, as He did for me.” “My husband. No! One moment!” He was pulling himself apart from her. “We will not be separated long. I feel that this will break my heart and that I will die soon, but I will take care of her while I can. When I die, God will send friends to take care of her, as He did for me.”
Her father had followed her, and would have fallen on his knees to both of them, but that Darnay put out a hand and seized him, crying: Her father had followed her. He would have fallen to his knees in front of both of them, but Darnay reached out his hand and took hold of him, crying:
“No, no! What have you done, what have you done, that you should kneel to us! We know now, what a struggle you made of old. We know, now what you underwent when you suspected my descent, and when you knew it. We know now, the natural antipathy you strove against, and conquered, for her dear sake. We thank you with all our hearts, and all our love and duty. Heaven be with you!” “No, no! What have you done that should make you kneel before us? We know now how much you struggled before. We know now what you went through when you suspected my family history and when you learned that it was true. We know now the feelings of hatred toward me that you fought against and conquered for the sake of your daughter. We thank you with all our hearts, and all our love and duty. Heaven be with you!”
Her father’s only answer was to draw his hands through his white hair, and wring them with a shriek of anguish. Dr. Manette’s only answer was to run his hands through his white hair, then wring them with a cry of anguish.
“It could not be otherwise,” said the prisoner. “All things have worked together as they have fallen out. It was the always-vain endeavour to discharge my poor mother’s trust that first brought my fatal presence near you. Good could never come of such evil, a happier end was not in nature to so unhappy a beginning. Be comforted, and forgive me. Heaven bless you!” “It could not be otherwise,” said Darnay. “This was inevitable. It was always useless to ignore my poor mother’s trust that first brought my deadly presence near you. Good could never come from such evil. A happier end could never come from such an unhappy beginning. Take comfort and forgive me. Heaven bless you!”

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