In revolving these matters, while she undressed, it suddenly struck her as not unlikely that she might that morning have passed near the very spot of this unfortunate woman’s confinement—might have been within a few paces of the cell in which she languished out her days; for what part of the abbey could be more fitted for the purpose than that which yet bore the traces of monastic division?
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The prisoner languished in the dungeon for years.
If you’re worried their conversation will languish, include Kim. She will assure stimulating conversation no matter who is at the table.