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Young Goodman Brown is leaving his home when Faith, his wife, asks him to delay his journey until the morning. She doesn't want to sleep alone. However, Brown demurs. This journey must be done before sunrise. He asks if she doubts him already after being married just for three months. She gives him her blessings and he leaves.

He does not go far, but sees her still staring at him, as he is about to turn a corner. She has a melancholy way about her and he feels sorry for her, noting how lovely she looks in her cute pink bonnet. However, Goodman Brown was not happy about his journey or about leaving his angelic wife. No doubt he was on an evil mission. The path he took along a dark and gloomy forest matched his mood. It was lonely and dreary and there could be...

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