Monday, May 9, 2011

"The Scarlet Letter" (1850)

The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and gray steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.

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