Shortly afterwards, the like grisly sense of the humorous again stole in among the solemn phantoms of his thought.
As at the waving of a magician’s wand, up rose a grisly phantom—up rose a thousand phantoms—in many shapes, of death, or more awful shame, all flocking round about the clergyman, and pointing with their fingers at his breast!
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