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Unformatted text preview: t. But then he gave me to know the truth. It was the girl who fright- ened him! Of course. I assured him she was no menace to the likes of us, and please do my bidding. The sunlight brightened the swirling dust. And then there came a tall thin shadow-a girl of great beauty, with full glossy hair, and still eyes staring down at me. She seemed frightfully tall and thin, even starved perhaps. "Come down to me, my child," said I. "You see yourself you need not be a prisoner of anyone." She understood my words and as she came down, silently, step by step with her soft leather shoes, I saw her eyes move above me and to the left and to the right of me, and over Stella, and again as she beheld the invisible thing clustered about us. She saw "the man," as they say, she saw him invisible and made no secret. When she reached the foot of the stairs, she turned, beheld the others, and shrank trembling! I have never seen fear so expressed by one without a sound. I snatched up her hand. "Come with me, darling. You and you alone shall decide whether yo...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.
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