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"The town slumped. Things rotted. Others swelled. Some got bogged while others sunk. There were things that withered and things that shrunk. 
The second year saw the funk and fear thicken as apathy closed up the eyes and ears and grew upon tongues like a mould. Able-bodied men succumbed to an inertia that saw them spend more and more days on their backs, in their beds. Women sat at windows, lost in other worlds. Some bore the scars of rejection in their hearts, others upon their faces. There were those big with favours given, and those wasted by favours taken.

Intemperance. Self-abuse. Gluttony. Sloth.
There were some homes that took in Madness as a tenant."

from 'And the Ass saw the Angel' (Nick Cave)

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