The narrator is going to tell us about a series of mere household events which have terrified, have destroyed him. Tomorrow he dies and today he would unburthen his soul. Hereafter, some intellect many be found.
Since he was a child, 212f51c he was noted for the docility. He liked animals and with these he spent most of his time.
He and his wife had birds, gold fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey and a black cat called Pluto.
The cat was his favourite pet. Their friendship lasted for several years, during which the narrator's character changed. He used intemperate language to his wife, he made non scruple of maltreating the rabbits, the monkey or the dog. The cause for this radical change was the alcohol.
One night, returning home much intoxicated, he fancied that the cat avoided his presence. He seized him; when Pluto inflicted a slight wound upon his hand. He cut one of its eyes from the socket with a pen-knife.
Afterwards he felt into horror and remorse and he again plunged into excess like wine.
Then came the spirit of PERVERSENESS. This is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart. It was this unfathomable longing of the soul to vex itself.
One morning he slipped a noose about its neck and hung it. On the night of this day, he was aroused from sleep by the cry of fire. The curtains of his bed were in flames. The destruction was complete. The next day he visited the home. The walls, except one, had fallen. This exception was stood about the middle of the house, and against which had rested the narrator's bed.
The plastering had here and he attributed to its having been recently spread. Upon this wall there was the figure of a gigant cat,
The narrator tries to find an explanation: someone of the crowd may have cut the cat from the tree and thrown into the camber to arouse him from sleep. The falling of the wall had compressed the head of the cat into the freshly-spread plaster.
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