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He watched it with that strange interest in trivial things that we try to develop when things of high import make us afraid, or when we are stirred by some new emotion for which we cannot find expression, or when some thought that terrifies us lays sudden siege to the brain and calls on us to yield.
In the name of heaven," cried Dantes, "speak again, though the sound of your voice terrifies me.
This young man terrifies me, my lord; there lies in him a sanguinary predisposition.