The Scarlet Letter

Befre Hester drinks a medison, what does she fear is in it?

Chapter 1-4 reading guide

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"I have thought of death," said she,--"have wished for it,--would even have prayed for it, were it fit that such as I should pray for any thing. Yet, if death be in this cup, I bid thee think again, ere thou beholdest me quaff it. See! It is even now at my lips."


The Scarlet Letter/ Chapter 4