Within the Law

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The lids of the girl's eyes lifted slowly, and she stared at the panelof light in the wall. Just at the outset, the act of seeing made not theleast impression on her numbed brain. For a long time she


continued toregard the dim illumination in the wall with the same passive fixityof gaze. Apathy still lay upon her crushed spirit. In a vague way, sherealized her own inertness, and rested in it gratefully, subtly fearfullest she again arouse to the full horror of her plight. In a curioussubconscious fashion, she was striving to hold on to this deadnessof sensation, thus to win a little respite from the torture that hadexhausted her soul.

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