Cabin Fever: A Novel

Cabin Fever: A Novel

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Cabin Fever: A Novel

Cabin Fever: A Novel

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CABIN FEVER

CHAPTER ONE
THE FEVER MANIFESTS ITSELF

THERE is a certain malady of the mind induced by too much of one thing. Just as the body fed too long upon meat becomes a prey to that horrid disease called scurvy, so the mind fed too long upon monotony succumbs to the insidious mental ailment which the West calls "cabin fever." True, it parades under different names, according to circumstances and caste. You may be afflicted in a palace and call it ennui , and it may drive you to commit peccadillos and indiscretions of various sorts. You may be attacked in a middle-class apartment house, and call it various names, and it may drive you to café life and affinities and alimony. You may have it wherever you are shunted into a backwater of life . . .

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