The room was large, rectangular and gloomy, and wore the pallor of decorous neglect. It gave the impression of desertion, of a spell in an ancient tale. It slept the sleep of a hundred-year curse. The air hung heavily, thick and cold and suspended; and in the doll's house by the fireplace the dining table was set for a party whose guests would never come....It smelled musty, of ghostly children and long-settled dust. Vaguely alive. (p.26)
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