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- Keeping now steadily in mind the points to which I have drawn your attention—that peculiar voice, that unusual agility, and that startling absence of motive in a murder so singularly atrocious as this—let us glance at the butchery itself.4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (73% in)
- It is my design to show you, first, that the thing might possibly have been accomplished:—but, secondly and _chiefly_, I wish to impress upon your understanding the _very extraordinary_—the almost praeternatural character of that agility which could have accomplished it.4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (69% in)
- If now, in addition to all these things, you have properly reflected upon the odd disorder of the chamber, we have gone so far as to combine the ideas of an agility astounding, a strength superhuman, a ferocity brutal, a butchery without motive, a grotesquerie in horror absolutely alien from humanity, and a voice foreign in tone to the ears of men of many nations, and devoid of all distinct or intelligible syllabification.4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (76% in)
- Rushing to the building, it perceived the lightning rod, clambered up with inconceivable agility, grasped the shutter, which was thrown fully back against the wall, and, by its means, swung itself directly upon the headboard of the bed.4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (94% in)
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