By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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That night Giovanni could not stop thinking about Beatrice. She was so sweet and beautiful. Finally, he fell asleep. But when the morning came, he woke up in great pain. He felt as if one of his hands was on fire. It was the hand that Beatrice grabbed when he reached for one of the purple flowers.
Giovanni looked down at his hand. There was a purple mark on it that looked like four small fingers and a little thumb. But because his heart was full...
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