Morrel, overpowered, turned around in the arm-chair; a delicious torpor permeated every vein.
Instead of that air of life, of comfort, and of happiness that permeates a flourishing and prosperous business establishment—instead of merry faces at the windows, busy clerks hurrying to and fro in the long corridors—instead of the court filled with bales of goods, re-echoing with the cries and the jokes of porters, one would have immediately perceived all aspect of sadness and gloom.
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An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration