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October 25, 2020  

A Tale of Two Cities - Chapter XLIII

October 25, 2020

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter XLIII

Fifty-Two

IN the black prison of the Conciergerie, the doomed of the day awaited their fate. They were in number as the weeks of the year. Fifty-two were to roll that afternoon on the life-tide of the city to the boundless everlasting sea. Before their cells were quit of them, new occupants were appointed; before their blood ran into the blood spilled yesterday, the blood that was to mingle with theirs to-morrow was already set apart.