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cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer--I repeat
it till my tongue stiffens--Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest
as long as I am living! You said I killed you--haunt me, then! The
murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe--I know that ghosts
have wandered on earth. Be with me always--take any form--
drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot
find you! Oh God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I
cannot live without my soul!

He dashed his head against the knotted trunk; and, lifting up
his eyes, howled, not like a man, but like a savage beast getting
goaded to death with knives and spears.

I observed several splashes of blood about the bark of the tree,
and his hand and forehead were both stained; probably the scene I
witnessed was a repetition of others acted during the night. It
hardly moved my compassion--it appalled me: still, I felt reluctant
to quit him so. But the moment he recollected himself enough to
notice me watching, he thundered a command for me to go, and I
obeyed. He was beyond my skill to quiet or console!

Mrs. Lintons funeral was appointed to take place on the Friday
following her decease; and till then her coffin remained
uncovered, and strewn with flowers and scented leaves, in the
great drawing-room. Linton spent his days and nights there, a
sleepless guardian; and--a circumstance concealed from all but
me--Heathcliff spent his nights, at least, outside, equally a
stranger to repose.

I held no communication with him; still, I was conscious of his
design to enter, if he could; and on the Tuesday, a little after dark,
when my master, from sheer fatigue, had been compelled to retire
a couple of hours, I went and opened one of the windows, moved


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