I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags.
“The woodtick sucks the blood of the dog, but the germ, being so very small, goes right into the blood of the body, and there it has many children. In those days there would be as many as a billion a crab-shell, please many as that crab-shell in one man’s body. We called germs micro-organisms. […]
I will not go,” said the stranger, “till you say aye to me. Do to me as you would have me do to you in the like case. For YOU too have a boy, Captain Ahab though but a child, and nestling safely at home now a child of your old age too Yes, yes, […]