Friday, March 07, 2014

"Forty thousand rats placed end to end..."

“Let's see,” the doctor murmured to himself, “supposing the length of a rat to be ten inches, forty thousand rats placed end to end would make a line of...”
He pulled himself up sharply. He was letting his imagination play pranks, the last thing wanted just now. A few cases, he told himself, don't make an epidemic; they merely call for serious precautions.

Albert Camus
The Plague

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