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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Everything," answered Franz,—"your voice, your look, your pallid complexion, and even the life you lead."
  • Monte Cristo took off the wig which disfigured him, and let fall his black hair, which added so much to the beauty of his pallid features.
  • This silence, self-control, and struggle lasted about twenty seconds, then the count raised his pallid face.
  • For a moment he convulsively pressed his head within his hands, and during that brief period he became nearly mad with terror; but soon a ray of hope glimmered in the multitude of thoughts which bewildered his mind, and a faint smile played upon his white lips and pallid cheeks.

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  • On either side stand people, dark, calling out the numbers of the brigades, the battalions. And at each call a little group separates itself off, a small handful of dirty, pallid soldiers, a dreadfully small handful, and a dreadfully small remnant.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I don’t expect her to answer, but to my surprise, she unbuttons her uniform jacket and pulls up the shirt beneath to reveal a stretch of pallid skin.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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