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The Black Cat

Edgar Allan Poe struggles with writer's block as his wife lies dying and he is unable to afford medical care for her. His thoughts turn to murder and madness... and his wife's black cat.

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By Gadfly on Aug 23, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe reads his poetry to his wife and cousin Virginia, and she holds her black cat Pluto as she listens. Once he finishes, Virginia says that his poem is beautiful, and assures him that it's his best one yet. When he reaches for Virginia, Pluto scratches his hand. Edgar shoves the cat out of the room, undresses, and joins his wife in bed. However, as they kiss Virginia begins coughing up blood. She dismisses it as nothing, but Edgar sees the blood on her pillow. Later, Edgar shows…

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