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The adventure of the speckled band.

Our visitor went on with her story. "That was two years ago. Since my sisterís death, my life has been even more lonely. But a month ago, a dear friend, who I have known for a long time, asked to marry me. My stepfather did not object, and we will get married in the spring. Two days ago, workmen started to repair one side of the house. The work damaged my bedroom wall, and I had to move into my sisterís room. That is the room in which she died, and I am now sleeping in that same bed.