“A freezing melancholy seized him”

A freezing melancholy seized him, and he shivered. It was as if he had caught sight of whole worlds of misery and despair — the charcoal stove beside the truckle-bed, the corpses at the morgue in their leather aprons, with the cold tap-water trickling over their hair.

Gustave FLAUBERT. Sentimental Education.

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