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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter


by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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1. What hangs over the door of the Custom House?
2. Where did the narrator grow up?
3. Describe the Custom House officers.
4. Besides the writings, what does the narrator find in the package of papers by Jonathan Pue that interests him the most?
5. What does the narrator do with his free time when he loses his job at the Custom House?


1. A huge American eagle, holding arrows and thunderbolts
2. In Salem
3. They are generally old and sleepy, and don't do much work
4. A pieces of scarlet cloth, embroidered with a gold letter "A"
5. He begins to write the story of Hester Prynne