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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

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  • She allotted part of the yard for the dogs and part for a garden.
  • She shared her allotment of rations with those who were weakest.

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