Extract, Short Fiction
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Physiology, Health, Nutrition
The narrator describes a delightful evening spent alone: 'my heart beat lightly; my pulse was quickened by the exercise of the morning; my blood flowed freely through my veins, as meeting with no checks or impediments to its current, and my spirits were elated' (140). Later, he describes his dog, who, 'having partaken of my dinner, was following the advice and example of Abernethy, and sleeping on the rug, as it digested' (141).
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