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    Draco Malfoy

    short stories
    Quote from Carbon by Primo Levi

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    • It is again among us, in a glass of milk. It is inserted into a very complex, long chain, yet such that almost all of its links are acceptable to the human body. It is swallowed; and since every living structure harbours a savage distrust toward every contribution of any material of living origin, the chain is merticulously broken apart and the fragments, one by one, are accepted or rejected. One, the one that concerns us, crosses the intestinal threshold and enters the bloodstream: it migrates, knocks at the door of a nerve cell, enters, and supplants the carbon which was part of it. This cell belongs to a brain, and it is my brain, the brain of the me that is writing, in a gigantic minuscule game which nobody has yet described. It is that which at this instant, issuing of of a labyrinthine tangle of yeses and nos, makes my hand run along a certain path on the paper, mark it with these volutes that are signs: a double snap, up and down, between two levels of energy, guides this hand of mine to impress on the paper this dot, here, this one.

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