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A disease called the "Red Death" had been ravaging the country for many years. The Red Death was so named due to the way it manifests itself in its victims - first there were pains and dizziness, then bleeding from the pores. Red stains on the skin were the mark that alerted everyone to the diseased; death would come within half an hour.

Despite the rampant pestilence, there was a man named Prince Prospero who remained undaunted. As the Red Death swept the country, he gathered one thousand of his friends into his massive castle. He then closed off all doors to all means of entrance or exit. Prince Prospero provided all means of sustenance and of entertainment - within the castle walls, all of their needs were met.

Around the fifth or sixth month, the Prince...

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