La Murdoj de Kadavrejo-Strato

By Edgar Allan Poe

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kartaversojn.

La analizkapablon ni ne konfuzu kun simpla ingxenieco; cxar, kvankam
la analizisto lauxnecese ingxenias, la ingxeniulo ofte mirinde
malkapablas analizi. La konstru- aux kombinscipovo, pere de kiu la
ingxenieco kutime evidentigxas kaj al kiu la frenologoj (erare, mi
opinias) atribuis apartan organon, supozante gxin esti prakapablo,
elmontrigxis tiel ofte cxe homoj kies intelekto en cxiu alia maniero
alproksimigxis idiotecon ke abunde komentas la kondicxon auxtoroj pri
moroj. Inter ingxenieco kaj analizkapablo ekzistas efektive ege pli
granda diferenco ol tiu ekzistanta inter fantazio kaj imago, kvankam
en maniero nepre analoga. Okazas, verdire, ke ingxeniuloj estas cxiam
fantaziaj dum _auxtentaj_ imagemuloj ne povas iam esti aliaj ol
analizaj.

La sekvonta rakonto sxajnos al la leganto sendube speco de komentario
pri tiuj jxus proponitaj teorioj.

Logxante en Parizo dum la printempo kaj parto de la somero de 18....,
mi ekkonatigxis tie kun iu S-ro C. Auxgusto Dupino. Tiu juna estimato
fontis el bonega, verdire eminenta familio, sed, pro sinsekvo da
malkutimaj eventoj, malsuprenfalis al tiel malricxa vivnivelo ke la
energio de lia karaktero venkigxis sub gxi kaj li cxesis frekventi la
mondon aux entrepreni rekonsistigi siajn fortunojn. Pro la bonvolo de
liaj kreditoroj ankoraux restis al li eta ero de lia heredajxo, kaj,
helpe de la enspezoj devenantaj de gxi, li sukcesis, pere de rigora
ekonomio, akiri la bazajn bezonajxojn de la vivo sen devi okupigxi
pri ties superfluajxoj. Libroj, efektive, farigxis lia ununura lukso
kaj en Parizo tiuj facile haveblas.

Nia unua renkontigxo okazis cxe malmultkonata biblioteko de
Monto-Martiro-Strato kie nia komuna sorto, postulante ke ni sercxu
sammomente la saman ege raran kaj ege mirindan volumon, nin
pliproksimigis unu al la alia. Foje kaj refoje, denove kaj redenove,
ni ekkunestis. Mi ege interesigxis pri la mallonga familia historio
kiun li rakontis al mi kun cxiu tiu malkasxemo kiun cxiu Franco
permesas al si kiam temas pri la memo. Surprizis min ankaux la vasta
etendigxo de lia legadsperto kaj, antaux cxio, mi sentis ardigxi mian
animon pro la sovagxa avido kaj la vigla fresxeco de lia imagkapablo.
Sercxante en Parizo la celobjektojn kiujn mi tiam deziris, mi opiniis
ke la kompanio de tia viro estos por mi pretervalora trezoro. Tiun
opinion mi malkasxe sciigis al li. Finfine ni arangxis kunlogxadon
dum mia gastado en la urbo. Pro tio ke mia monprovizo estis malpli
limigita ol lia, mi konsentis lui kaj mebli, laux stilo konvena al
la iom fantazia malgxojo de nia komuna karaktero, tempoeroditan kaj
groteskan domegon, de longe dezertan pro supersxticoj pri kiuj ni ne
enketis, kaj falantan en kadukecon en apartigita kaj ruinigita parto
de Sankta-Gxermano-Kvartalo.

Se la mondo konsciintus pri la rutino de nia tiuloka vivado, gxi
nin taksintus frenezuloj--kvankam, eble, frenezuloj de senminaca
karaktero.

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Text Comparison with The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket Comprising the details of a mutiny and atrocious butchery on board the American brig Grampus, on her way to the South Seas, in the month of June, 1827.

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WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECAPTURE OF THE VESSEL BY THE SURVIVERS; THEIR SHIPWRECK AND SUBSEQUENT HORRIBLE SUFFERINGS FROM FAMINE; THEIR DELIVERANCE BY MEANS OF THE BRITISH SCHOONER JANE GUY; THE BRIEF CRUISE OF THIS LATTER VESSEL IN THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN; HER CAPTURE, AND THE MASSACRE OF HER CREW AMONG A GROUP OF ISLANDS IN THE EIGHTY-FOURTH PARALLEL OF SOUTHERN LATITUDE; TOGETHER WITH THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES STILL FARTHER SOUTH TO WHICH THAT DISTRESSING CALAMITY GAVE RISE.
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Upon seeing me open my eyes, his exclamations of gratitude and joy excited alternate laughter and tears from the rough-looking personages who were present.
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After nearly a month passed in this manner, without our hitting upon any plan we thought likely to succeed, he told me at last that he had determined upon everything necessary.
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Never did any strain of the richest melody come so sweetly to my ears! With the intensest anxiety I listened to ascertain the effect of the noise upon Augustus--for I knew that the person who called my name could be no one but himself.
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CHAPTER V.
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" To this no answer was made, but we could easily perceive that the hint was well received by the whole party, and more particularly by Jones.
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At intervals we called one to the other, thus endeavouring to keep alive hope, and render consolation and encouragement to such of us as stood most in need of it.
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The third attempt was equally unsuccessful.
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Augustus, too, I remember, approached me with a serious air, and requested me to lend him a pocket-comb, as his hair was full of fish scales, and he wished to get them out before going on shore.
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As we were still so feeble as to be scarcely able to stand unsupported, and could consequently work but a minute or two without resting, it soon became evident that many long hours would be requisite to accomplish our task--that is, to cut an.
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except for the disappearance of the bedclothes by which we had been hitherto enabled to catch rainwater, and of the jug in which we had kept it when caught; for we found the whole bottom, from within two or three feet of the bends as far as the keel, together with the keel itself, _thickly covered with large barnacles, which proved to be excellent and highly nutritious food_.
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as to let the grateful fluid trickle into our mouths.
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Just before sunset the bright spot for which we had been on the lookout made its appearance in the southwest, and in an hour afterward we perceived the little headsail we carried flapping listlessly against the mast.
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A part of the land towards the north rises more than a thousand feet perpendicularly from the sea.
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On the twenty-first, the weather being unusually pleasant, we again made sail to the southward,.
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This was handed into the tent over the heads of the attendants, and consisted of the palpitating entrails of a species of unknown animal, probably one of the slim-legged hogs which we had observed in our approach to the village.
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They crawl up into shallow water at particular seasons of the year, probably for the purpose of gendering, as we often find them in pairs.
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The remainder, frightened out of their senses, commenced at once a precipitate retreat, not even waiting to pick up their maimed companions, who were swimming about in every.
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We were encouraged to persevere, however, by perceiving some little light proceeding from the farther end.
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A high range of light gray vapour appeared constantly in the southern horizon, flaring up occasionally in lofty streaks, now darting from east to west, now from west to east, and again presenting a level and uniform summit--in short, having all the wild variations of the Aurora Borealis.