- Thus they went onward, not boldly, but step by step, into the themes that were brooding deepest in their hearts.Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (15% in)
- They were stern enough to look upon her death, had that been the sentence, without a murmur at its severity, but had none of the heartlessness of another social state, which would find only a theme for jest in an exhibition like the present.Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (74% in)
- Now, however, her interview with the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, on the night of his vigil, had given her a new theme of reflection, and held up to her an object that appeared worthy of any exertion and sacrifice for its attainment.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (86% in)
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