"At nine o'clock in the evening I was sitting among my friends writing,
while they talked around me. I became aware that it was gradually
growing easier for me to express myself; my pen glanced presently like
lightning in the effort to keep neck and neck with my ideas. At first I
simply wondered at the phenomenon, without in the least suspecting the
hasheesh which I had eaten nine hours before. At last, thought ran with
such terrific speed that I could no longer write at all. Throwing down
my pen, I paced the room, chafed my forehead, and strove to recover
quiet by joining in the conversation of those about me."
SOURCE: Ludlow, Fitz Hugh "Nimium -- the
Amreeta Cup of Unveiling" The Hasheesh Eater,
available at this library.
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