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Campbell bringing in the heavy chest, and the irons, and the other
things that he had required for his dreadful work. He began to
wonder if he and Basil Hallward had ever met, and, if so, what
they had thought of each other.
“Leave me now,” said a stern voice behind him.
He turned and hurried out, just conscious that the dead man had
been thrust back into the chair, and that Campbell was gazing into
a glistening yellow face.
As he was going downstairs he heard the key being turned in the
It was long after seven when Campbell came back into the library.
He was pale, but absolutely calm. “I have done what you asked me
to do,” he muttered.
“And now, good-bye. Let us never see each other again.” “You
have saved me from ruin, Alan. I cannot forget that,” said Dorian,
As soon as Campbell had left, he went upstairs. There was a
horrible smell of nitric acid in the room. But the thing that had
been sitting at the table was gone.