The Dagger Dropped

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A spectral figure wearing loose bandages stands in front of a hall holding up a grimacing mask
The dagger dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet.
(P. 248.)

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A spectral figure with loose bandages hanging from its body stands at the entrance of a hall, holding up a grimacing mask for the viewer to contemplate, while behind, the frightened guests in fancy dress have moved to the back of the room.

Illustration to “The Masque of the Red Death.”

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