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And then the figure, turning slowly round, discovered to Frederic the fleshless jaws and empty sockets of a skeleton, wrapt in a hermit’s cowl. Angels of grace, protect me! cried Frederic recoiling. Deserve their protection, said the spectre.

Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto

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