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October 16, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XXXIV

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XXXIV

Calm in Storm

DOCTOR Manette did not return until the morning of the fourth day of his absence. So much of what had happened in that dreadful time as could be kept from the knowledge of Lucie was so well concealed from her, that not until long afterwards, when France and she were far apart, did she know that eleven hundred defenceless prisoners of both sexes and all ages had been killed by the populace; that four days and nights had been darkened by this deed of horror; and that the air around her had been tainted by the slain.

September 23, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XI

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XI

The Jackal

THOSE were drinking days, and most men drank hard. So very great is the improvement Time has brought about in such habits, that a moderate statement of the quantity of wine and punch which one man would swallow in the course of a night, without any detriment to his reputation as a perfect gentleman, would seem, in these days, a ridiculous exaggeration.

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