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The last, most fantastic room is black with red trim on its window. These colors suggest the fusion of human blood and the darkness of death. The black room contains the large ebony clock, which is imposing in appearance and confounding in its hourly tolling. The guests are disconcerted, pale, confused, and tremulous at these sepulchral sounds (paragraphs 5, 7, and 8). The eerie black light together with the dull sound is suffcient to explain the effect of uneasiness. This room is on the most western side and symbolizes death or the end of life.
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