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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Hester felt herself, in some indistinct and tantalizing manner, estranged from Pearl, as if the child, in her lonely ramble through the forest, had strayed out of the sphere in which she and her mother dwelt together, and was now vainly seeking to return to it.

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  • Clary had dropped her stele; it lay feet away in the filthy snow, shining with a tantalizing glimmer.
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