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Hello! From Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson:

And hitherto it was his ignorance of Mr. Hyde that had swelled his indignation; now, by a sudden turn, it was his knowledge. It was already bad enough when the name was but a name of which he could learn no more. It was worse when it began to be clothed upon with detestable attributes; and out of the shifting, insubstantial mists that had so long baffled his eye, there leaped up the sudden, definite presentment of a fiend.

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    The mists are insubstantial and they are shifting – changing location, shape or appearance.
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