Ohne die finanzielle Unterstützung unserer Werbekunden wäre das Projekt One More Library nicht möglich.
Bitte unterstützen Sie uns, indem Sie Ihren Werbeblocker deaktivieren.

The Black Cat

English
Buch ID: 705
Es ist nicht immer möglich, das Buch-Cover für das Buch, deren Ausgabe zu finden ist, veröffentlicht. Bitte beachten Sie dies nur als Referenzbild , nicht immer genau das Buch-Cover in der veröffentlichten Ausgabe des Buchs verwendet.

For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not—and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburden my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified— have tortured—have destroyed me. Yet I will not attempt to expound them. To me, they have presented little but horror— to many they will seem less terrible than baroques. Hereafter, perhaps, some intellect may be found which will reduce my phantasm to the commonplace—some intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than my own, which will perceive, in the circumstances I detail with awe, nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.

From my infancy I was noted for the docility and humanity of my disposition. My tenderness of heart was even so conspicuous as to make me the jest of my companions. I was especially fond of animals, and was indulged by my parents with a great variety of pets. With these I spent most of my time, and never was so happy as when feeding and caressing them. This peculiarity of character grew with my growth, and, in my manhood, I derived from it one of my principal sources of pleasure. To those who have cherished an affection for a faithful and sagacious dog, I need hardly be at the trouble of explaining the nature or the intensity of the gratification thus derivable. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a disposition not uncongenial with my own. Observing my partiality for domestic pets, she lost no opportunity of procuring those of the most agreeable kind. We had birds, gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat.

Edgar Allan Poe - Эдгар Аллан По - إدغار آلان بو

Edgar Allan Poe · English

Public Domain-Inhalt

Soweit nicht anders angegeben, sind alle auf dieser Website veröffentlichten Inhalte im Public Domain-Bereich. Dies umfasst Originaltexte, Übersetzungen und Buchcover. Sie können es für jeden Gebrauch freigeben und anpassen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Abschnitt Über uns.