Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. The Yellow Wallpaper
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    Life is very much more exciting now than it used to be. You see I have something more to expect, to look forward to, to watch. I really do eat better, and am more quiet than I was.

    John is so pleased to see me improve! He laughed a little the other day, and said I seemed to be flourishing in spite of my wall-paper.

    I turned it off with a laugh. I had no intention of telling him it was because of the wall-paper -- he would make fun of me. He might even want to take me away.

    I don't want to leave now until I have found it out. There is a week more, and I think that will be enough.