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The Scarlet Letter

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“Why dost thou smile so at me?” inquired Hester, troubled at the expression of his eyes. “Art thou like the Black Man that haunts the forest round about us? Hast thou enticed me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul?” “Why do you smile at me like that?” asked Hester, troubled by the look in his eyes. “Are you like the

Black Man

The Devil.

Black Man
that haunts the forest? Have you lured me into a promise that will cost me my soul?”
“Not thy soul,” he answered, with another smile. “No, not thine!” “Not your soul,” he answered, with another smile. “Oh, no, not yours.”

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