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Which of the following details from paragraph five contributes to the motif of decay?
"A deputation waited upon her, knocking at the door through which no visitor had passed since she ceased giving china-painting lessons eight or ten years earlier."
"They were admitted by the old Negro into a dim hall from which a stairway mounted into still more shadow."
"It smelled of dust and disuse -- a close, dank smell."
"The Negro led them into the parlor."
"It was furnished in heavy, leather-covered furniture."