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"DESPAIR DEFERRED ... ?"

One half lay cut on the floor. The other had rolled under the laboratory bench. She stooped down to where she thought it must be, then reeled, and found herself sitting with her back against the wall.
The reek of almonds, the migraine split in the brain-she knew enough chemistry to know what had happened. A glance showed that she had had only a whiff. A crumb of the cake had fallen into a few drops of water under the bench. Hence the sudden mouthful of gas that had knocked her out. The boy had gone, leaving her to clear up.
" That's just like all these Progressives," she remembered thinking, "an old maid, old Potty can finish up the mess they make, and be finished off for all they care."
A sudden hatred of life had swept her and with it an instant sense of how easy it was to end it all. "So every bondsman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity." She got up carefully, carefully collected the cyanide in one of the wide-mouthed, glass-stoppered bottles.
It was this bottle that she now drew out. She knew what to do: take the soap dish, put enough water in it just to cover the bottom of it, crumble the cyanide. Then empty the paper into the water, as she sat on the floor with her face over it, like the Delphic Sibyl snuffing up the laurel fume. It would all be over in less than five seconds. She wouldn't know anything after the first couple. She went through the steps in her mind. It was all so simple, practical, fool-and-knave-proof. Here was ultimate armor, a fortified line which was impregnable. She realized, with a distinct relief, that just by thinking this out and making up her mind about what to do, she had gained a sort of reprieve.

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