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The Star-Chamber, Volume 2

An Historical Romance

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Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,075 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 760
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8601
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance
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"You had better let me pour it out for you, my lady," he replied, cleansing the glass as before. "The quantity must be exactly observed. Twenty drops, and no more."

"My hand is as steady as your own, and I can count the drops as accurately," she rejoined, taking the phial from him. "Twenty, you say?"

"Twenty, my lady," rejoined Hatton, evidently displeased; "but perhaps you had better confine yourself to fifteen, or even ten. 'T will be safer."

"You think the larger dose might give me too much strength--ha! What say you to fifty, or a hundred?"

"It must not be, my lady--it must not be. You will destroy yourself. It is my duty to prevent you. I must insist upon your giving me back the phial, unless you will consent to obey my orders."

"But I tell you, man, I will have a hundred drops of the cordial," she cried pertinaciously.

"And I say you shall not, my lady," he rejoined, unable in his anger to maintain the semblance of respect he had hitherto preserved, and endea

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