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The House of the Seven Gables

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,302 / 308 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.2
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,742
Added to site: 2005.12.12
mnybks.net#: 11917
Origin: gutenberg.org
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om let realities pierce through; he was not often quite awake, but slept open-eyed, and perhaps fancied himself most dreaming then.

Thus, lingering always so near his childhood, he had sympathies with children, and kept his heart the fresher thereby, like a reservoir into which rivulets were pouring not far from the fountain-head. Though prevented, by a subtile sense of propriety, from desiring to associate with them, he loved few things better than to look out of the arched window and see a little girl driving her hoop along the sidewalk, or schoolboys at a game of ball. Their voices, also, were very pleasant to him, heard at a distance, all swarming and intermingling together as flies do in a sunny room.

Clifford would, doubtless, have been glad to share their sports. One afternoon he was seized w

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