"Jane Eyre"
by Charlotte Bronte

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     We went; following the superintendent's guidance, we had to thread some intricate passages, and mount a staircase before we reached her apartment; it contained a good fire, and looked cheerful. Miss Temple told Helen Burns to be seated in a low arm-chair on one side of the hearth, and herself taking another, she called me to her side.

     "Is it all over?" she asked, looking down at my face. "Have you cried your grief away?"

     "I am afraid I never shall do that."



     "Because I have been wrongly accused; and you, ma'am, and everybody else, will now think me wicked."

     "We shall think you what you prove yourself to be, my child. Continue to act as a good girl, and you will satisfy us."

     "Shall I, Miss Temple?"

     "You will," said she, passing her arm round me. "And now tell me who is the lady whom Mr. Brocklehurst called your benefactress?"

     "Mrs. Reed, my uncle's wife. My uncle is dead, and he left me to her care."

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