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One has all the symptoms of clinical depression. “A reluctance to come out of his shell,” said one psychiatrist. Another noted: “Slow, laborious movements, indicative of lethargy, compounded by a wish to spend long periods asleep. Even when awake, has a mournful expression.”

Another, by contrast, appears to have a hyperactive attention deficit disorder. An inability to concentrate without twitching. Prone to frenzied running, coupled with aggressive behaviour, manifested by the stance of a boxer. Often described as mad at a certain time of the month.

Still, what do psychiatrists know? It seems normal behaviour for a tortoise and hare.

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    Neville Hunt about 7 years ago

    Love it, Chris. I knew a denouement was on its way, but it took me by surprise!

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