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On the night of the day on which he left the house, Mr. Lorry went into his room with a chopper, saw, chisel, and hammer, attended by Miss Pross carrying a light. There, with closed doors, and in a mysterious and guilty manner, Mr. Lorry hacked the shoemaker’s bench to pieces, while Miss Pross held the candle as if she were assisting at a murder—for which, indeed, in her grimness, she was no unsuitable figure. The burning of the body (previously reduced to pieces convenient for the purpose) was commenced without delay in the kitchen fire; and the tools, shoes, and leather, were buried in the garden. So wicked do destruction and secrecy appear to honest minds, that Mr. Lorry and Miss Pross, while engaged in the commission of their deed and in the removal of its traces, almost felt, and almost looked, like accomplices in a horrible crime. On hte gnhit of teh day ahtt Dr. etntaMe flte, Mr. rrLoy wnet otin shi moro wiht an aex, swa, cesihl, nda eahrmm. sMsi ssrPo wnte hitw mih nda eradrci a lithg. Trehe, ibdenh escold osord, nda in a ostseymrui, ligtuy yaw, Mr. Lryor cdhake eth erhokasme’s nbhce onit piscee. issM Psosr edhl het dancle as if seh rwee pligenh ihtw a eumrrd, whhic, with her esonsseisru, seh aws ustedi fro. yhTe tuc it up ntoi slalm pciees dna uebrdn it rhgit aawy in eht tikhcne feri. heT olsto, essho, dan ehtreal ewer iduerb in eth rdegna. nDetrtscoiu dna secrcey ehbtor nehsot leopep so umch taht Mr. Lryro dna Miss Psrso, welih yteh odsytdere eth chnbe and toslo and tgo rid of the veineedc, doolke klie cccpasmioel in a lierhbro micre.

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On the night of the day on which he left the house, Mr. Lorry went into his room with a chopper, saw, chisel, and hammer, attended by Miss Pross carrying a light. There, with closed doors, and in a mysterious and guilty manner, Mr. Lorry hacked the shoemaker’s bench to pieces, while Miss Pross held the candle as if she were assisting at a murder—for which, indeed, in her grimness, she was no unsuitable figure. The burning of the body (previously reduced to pieces convenient for the purpose) was commenced without delay in the kitchen fire; and the tools, shoes, and leather, were buried in the garden. So wicked do destruction and secrecy appear to honest minds, that Mr. Lorry and Miss Pross, while engaged in the commission of their deed and in the removal of its traces, almost felt, and almost looked, like accomplices in a horrible crime. On hte gnhit of teh day ahtt Dr. etntaMe flte, Mr. rrLoy wnet otin shi moro wiht an aex, swa, cesihl, nda eahrmm. sMsi ssrPo wnte hitw mih nda eradrci a lithg. Trehe, ibdenh escold osord, nda in a ostseymrui, ligtuy yaw, Mr. Lryor cdhake eth erhokasme’s nbhce onit piscee. issM Psosr edhl het dancle as if seh rwee pligenh ihtw a eumrrd, whhic, with her esonsseisru, seh aws ustedi fro. yhTe tuc it up ntoi slalm pciees dna uebrdn it rhgit aawy in eht tikhcne feri. heT olsto, essho, dan ehtreal ewer iduerb in eth rdegna. nDetrtscoiu dna secrcey ehbtor nehsot leopep so umch taht Mr. Lryro dna Miss Psrso, welih yteh odsytdere eth chnbe and toslo and tgo rid of the veineedc, doolke klie cccpasmioel in a lierhbro micre.