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More than a score of years ago, when I was a struggling graduate student in Philadelphia existing, mainly, on pot pies and chicken gizzards, I spent the latter part of a St. Valentine’s Day in paradise.

The day began inauspiciously: Because I didn’t have a toaster in my two-room apartment, I always placed several slices of bread under the glowing broiler in my dilapidated oven for eventual breakfast consumption. Shortly after I closed the creaking door, a pattering sound inside began that increased rapidly in intensity and volume. With curious trepidation, I opened the door and a minimally broiled mouse flew out. Startled, but still famished, I finished browning the nibbled bread and woofed it down with a few swigs of flat beer.


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