Tuesday, August 2, 2016

(backdated) 19 July. 10 p.m. Dr. Seward's Diary.

10 p.m. -- I have visited him again and found him sitting in a corner brooding. When I came in he threw himself on his knees before me and implored me to let him have a cat; that his salvation depended upon it. I was firm, however, and told him that he could not have it, whereupon he went without a word, and sat down, gnawing his fingers, in the corner where I had found him. I shall see him in the morning early.

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