As one’s brain on waking in the morning may hold a shadow of the dream that it experienced in sleep.
was rapidly informed of the full strength of this argument by the dictates of self-interest
He had neither the opportunity to resit nor any intention of doing so.
He soon felt that some light was once again penetrating his brain: all his vague and almost indefinable ideas resumed their place on that marvelous chessboard where perhaps a single extra square is enough to ensure the superiority of men over animals. He was able to think and to strengthen his thoughts by reasoning
Full of hope, he ate a few crumbs of the bread, swallowed some mouthfuls of water and, thanks to the powerful constitution with which nature had endowed him, was more or less restored to himself.