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  1. I remember having this here a long time ago. All that’s left of Mr. Pembrose is an eyeball.

  2. I never thought that the eyeball on the couch was a mystery, I saw that part right away. The part that I do not understand is why anger would reduce someone to a single, glaring eye.

  3. In an attempt to make sense of it, when I first read it, I assumed that “Mr. Pembrose” was supposed to be a literary allusion. Then I did research and realized that I was thinking of “Mr. Samsa”.

  4. @Kilby – what Larson explained is that, who wouldn’t have a lot of anger toward the world if they were only an eye?

  5. The world was so hard on Mr. Pembrose that only one eye is left: no wonder he’s angry.

  6. I thought it was that the person was hiding in the cushions, and a better question would be why he had so much fear.

  7. There was a comic book a long time ago, around 1940, called “The Eye”. This was a disembodied eyeball that could apparently appear anywhere at any time, observe a crime in progress and bring the criminal to justice.

  8. Oh, I get it now: Mr. Pembrose is just glaring at the psychiatrist, so that’s why he says that. My bad. That really was funny. He needed an angry eyebrow though.

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