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The Dawn Of The Night Essay

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The preceding tale, as it happened, proceeded towards the writer upon the general route of the petty town talk. Feeling half-quenched by the apparent buzz, (to be blamed solely on the peculiar inquisitiveness of the writer) hence it happened that the story once again was absorbed, evidently providing a much more absolute procession of facts, through the obliging mother; Mrs. Sheila Jones’s account. Which was precisely thus:
Through the whole week, they told her she does not want to meet her. They told her she would not eat, she would not sleep. Sheila tried to tell them and in turn, to herself, that she was her mother. The families, both of hers and theirs, at last, appeared profusely lost ...view middle of the document...

Then, it seemed to situate itself in such specific a position, that every probable attempt to allocate windows would have appeared utterly useless to the builders. Thus, Mrs. Jones was nurtured by a single window, which apparently, was half closed and at its epitomic strength provided only a single streak of moonlight. Night’s dull curtains, still spat a few steaks upon a cracked mirror, and in the haze, she saw a form.
At length, resolving her own self, she again moved her foot. A shard cried under her slipper, the open window passed a howl and the candlelight blew away. At the dark sight, courage was indeed in necessity, as the awfulness looked upon, evoked such a strong sense of instant flight that of the blood, only bloodiness was comprehended.
Amongst bleeding bangles and sobbing anklets sacredly mewing, the mother in a dumb stare was looking upon the form that resembled little of her daughter. An exposition of instant disgust mingled with inexplicable wonder, slowly convulsing into a pool of gloom, heed and at last, strength. Sheila was ready. Norah lying on the cot, the entire time, was looking intently at...

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