[Reading aloud a passage from one of Dr. Brenner's short stories
"Assuming that you start smoking opium as a strong, mature man and pay meticulous attention to your health - best left to a good doctor - you can live ten years. And then, having reached the age of twenty million, you can lay your head down on the ice-cold pillow of perdition. Blaring accords of light roar unrestrained in the morning streets."
[Now addressing Dr. Brenner directly
If I understand correctly, this story is the ...