Excerpt from Jane Eyre

“No sight so sad as that of a naughty child,” he began, “especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?”

“They go to hell,” was my ready and orthodox answer.

“And what is hell? Can you tell me that?”

“A pit full of fire.”

“And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?”

“No, sir.”

“What must you do to avoid it?”

I deliberated a moment; my answer, when it did come, was somewhat objectionable: “I must keep in good health, and not die.”

Jane Eyre, Chapter 4, Page 32

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10 responses to “Excerpt from Jane Eyre

  1. This is one of my very favorite dialogues!

  2. Ayesha

    LOL yes I guess the best way to avoid afterlife is just to stay in this one xD

  3. zainubthewayfarer

    Alhumdulillah that is not an option. Wouldn’t we hate to miss out on the splendor that is Jannah?

  4. ROFL

    You made my day S&S!

  5. love it. makes me want to read jane eyre.

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