December 29, 2011

the Scarlet Letter

"All at once, as with a sudden smile of heaven, forth burst the sunshine, pouring a very flood into the obscure forest, gladdening each green leaf, transmuting the yellow fallen ones to gold and gleaming down the gray trunks of the solemn leaves.

She ransacked her conscience, which was full of harmless little matters and took herself to task for a thousand imaginary faults...

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