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Excerpt in Chapter 13 - "Alice Pyncheon"

Excerpt in Chapter 13 - "Alice Pyncheon"
that shows the carpenter's power over Alice

He spoke, and Alice responded, with a soft, subdued, inward acquiescence, and a bending of her form towards him, like the flame of a torch when it indicates a gentle draft of air. He beckoned with his hand, and, rising from her chair,--blindly, but undoubtingly, as tending to her sure and inevitable centre,--the proud Alice approached him. He waved her back, and, retreating, Alice sank again into her seat.



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