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He adds to what I have to suffer; and he maddens Rachel if she only hears his name.
The word "Delay" entered the secret chamber of my brain, resounded there like a tolling bell which maddens the ear, affected all my senses, took on a black colouring, a bitter taste, a deadly meaning.
I lay across one of the thwarts for I know not how long, thinking that if I had the strength I would drink sea-water and madden myself to die quickly.
It irritated me, maddened me, as nothing else under the sun could irritate or madden me.