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What does the minister reply when Pearl asks him if he will stand on the scaffold with them in broad daylight?


When Pearl asks him if he will stand on the scaffold with them in broad daylight, the minister replies that he will only stand together with Hester and Pearl on judgment day, but not in front of the public eye.


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1. What is the result when the Reverend Dimmesdale tells his congregation that he is the worst of sinners?
2. What measures does Dimmesdale take in an attempt to penance for his sins?
3. Where have Hester and Pearl been before they arrive at the scaffold on their way home?
4. What does the minister reply when Pearl asks him if he will stand on the scaffold with them in broad daylight?
5. How do the other townspeople who see the red A in the sky interpret it?