The Return of Chorb
How was he to explain that he wished to possess his grief all by himself, without tainting it by any foreign substance and without sharing it with any other soul? Her death appeared to him as a most rare, almost unheard-of occurrence; nothing, it seemed to him, could be purer than such a death… (6).
…caused by the impact of an electric stream, the same stream which, when poured into glass receptacles, yields the purest and brightest light (6).
He thought that if he managed to gather all the little things they noticed together – if he re-created thus the near past – her image would grow immortal and replace her forever (9).