By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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“But what about his daughter?” Giovanni said. “I’m sure he loves her.” The old professor smiled at the young man. “So,” he said, “You have heard about Beatrice Rappaccini. People say she is very beautiful. But few men in Padua have ever seen her. She never leaves her father’s garden.”
Giovanni left professor Baglioni's house as the sun was setting. On his way home, he stopped at a flower shop where he bought some fresh flowers. He returned to hi...
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