Describe the seven rooms of the princes palace in "The Masque of the Red Death".

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The room in the story "The Masque of the Red Death" are arranged in such a way that you had vision into only one at a time. In each room, in the center of the wall dividing from the winding corridor was a "narrow Gothic window" which looked out upon this corridor. The window were made of stained glass in the color fitting the room. Each room had a designated color pattern to it. The first was blue; the second was purple; The third was green; the fourth was orange; the fifth was white; the sixth was violet. The seventh room varied from this pattern as it was decorated in black but the window panes were scarlet, "a deep blood color". In the corridor connecting the rooms, outside each window stood a tripod of fire "that projected its rays through the tinted glass and so glaringly illumined the room." However, in the black room the effect of this projection of light "was ghastly in the extreme, and produced so wild a look upon the countenances of those who entered, that there were few of the company bold enough to set foot within its precincts at all".

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