Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. The Yellow Wallpaper
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    If only that top pattern could be gotten off from the under one! I mean to try it, little by little.

    I have found out another funny thing, but I shan't tell it this time! It does not do to trust people too much.

    There are only two more days to get this paper off, and I believe John is beginning to notice. I don't like the look in his eyes.

    And I heard him ask Jennie a lot of professional questions about me. She had a very good report to give.

   She said I slept a good deal in the daytime.

    John knows I don't sleep very well at night, for all I'm so quiet!

    He asked me all sorts of questions, too, and pretended to be very loving and kind.

   As if I couldn't see through him!

    Still, I don't wonder he acts so, sleeping under this paper for three months.

    It only interests me, but I feel sure John and Jennie are secretly affected by it.