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but there was no other place in the house so secure from prying eyes as this. he had the key, and no one else could enter it. beneath its purple pall, the face painted on the canvas could grow bestial, sodden, and unclean. what did it matter? no one could see it. he himself would not see it. why should he watch the hideous corruption of his soul? he kept his youth-- that was enough. and, besides, might not his nature grow finer, after all? there was no reason that the future should be so full of shame. some love might come across his life, and purify him, and shield him from those sins that seemed to be already stirring in spirit and in flesh-- those curious unpictured sins whose very mystery lent them their subtlety and their charm. perhaps, some day, the cruel look would have passed away from the scarlet sensitive mouth, and he might show to the world basil hallwards masterpiece.
"what is that?" said the painter, keeping his eyes fixed on the ground.