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The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

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Here the case was very different, as might have been expected from the duke's love of the bizarre.

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Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.

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His vesture was dabbled in blood—and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with the scarlet horror.

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But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious.

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Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood.

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There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.

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With such precautions the courtiers might bid defiance to contagion. The external world could take care of itself. In the meantime it was folly to grieve, or to think.

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And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.

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