The Diary of a Madman Section 20: 34 February, the year 349
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Section 20: 34 February, the year 349
Poprishchin says he can't stand it any longer. What has he done to deserve these beatings and water torture?
He imagines himself flying away to some fantastical landscape, where he sees his house in the village with his mother sitting inside. He begs her to shed a tear on her son's sick head and save him. We feel like doing the same right now.
He ends his last entry with a question: do you know that the Dey of Algiers has a bump just under his nose? (The Dey of Algiers was the name of the ruler in Algiers under the Ottoman Empire.)