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of its truth; my teeth chattered, and I was forced to lean against a tree for support.
The figure passed me quickly, ( and I lost it in the gloom. Nothing in human shape
could 2 have destroyed that fair child. He was the murderer! I could not doubt it.
They were dead, and I lived; their murderer also lived, and to destroy him I must
drag out my weary existence. I knelt on the grass and kissed the earth, and with
quivering lips exclaimed, “By the sacred earth on which I kneel, by the shades
I, who irretrievably destroyed thee by destroying all thou lovedst. Alas! he is cold,
he cannot answer me.” His voice seemed suffocated; and my first impulses,
which had suggested to me the duty of obeying the dying request of my friend, ...
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An important book. Mary Shelley is methodical, but also swept up in the Sturm-und-Drang emotionality of the period. Her characters have motivations, psychological depth, passions. Read full review