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With her knowledge of a train of circumstances hidden from all others, she could readily infer that, besides the legitimate action of his own conscience, a terrible machinery had been brought to bear, and was still operating, on Mr.
The executioner, heedless about operating according to the rules of art, made such haste that he dispatched the condemned in a couple of minutes.
The poor wretch approached with hesitation, the alternate dread of famine and of white men operating upon his mind.
Sethby was industriously operating. His eyes rested on hers but an instant--she had chanced to look up--and she, too, sensed the nameless something that made her pause.

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