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1  But the grey face still followed me.
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2  THERE was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke.
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3  He returned to his pipe and finally spat rudely into the grate.
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4  My aunt brought the dish from the safe and put it on the table.
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5  I drew the blankets over my head and tried to think of Christmas.
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6  It was an unassuming shop, registered under the vague name of Drapery.
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7  But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being.
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8  Old Cotter was sitting at the fire, smoking, when I came downstairs to supper.
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9  Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis.
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10  In the dark of my room I imagined that I saw again the heavy grey face of the paralytic.
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11  I knew that I was under observation so I continued eating as if the news had not interested me.
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12  The next morning after breakfast I went down to look at the little house in Great Britain Street.
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13  It had always sounded strangely in my ears, like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Catechism.
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14  It began to confess to me in a murmuring voice and I wondered why it smiled continually and why the lips were so moist with spittle.
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15  But then I remembered that it had died of paralysis and I felt that I too was smiling feebly as if to absolve the simoniac of his sin.
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16  If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse.
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17  The drapery consisted mainly of children's bootees and umbrellas; and on ordinary days a notice used to hang in the window, saying: Umbrellas Re-covered.
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