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At this slight repulse the assailants instantly withdrew, and gradually the place became as still as before the sudden tumult.
She was always labouring, in secret, under this distress; and being delicate and downcast at the time of his last repulse - for it was not the first, by many - pined away and died.
It was not long ere he found him, foaming with indignation at a repulse he had anew sustained from the fair Jewess.