The Scarlet Letter

Describe Governor Bellingham's mansion.

Ch. 7: The Governor's Hall

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The mansion was large and grand in sharp contrast to the very sparse accommodations of the average villager,

"At one extremity, this spacious room was lighted by the windows of the two towers, which formed a small recess on either side of the portal. At the other end, though partly muffled by a curtain, it was more powerfully illuminated by one of those embowed hall-windows which we read of in old books, and which was provided with a deep and cushioned seat. Here, on the cushion, lay a folio tome..."