Chapter 1* Dr. Urbino is called to a friends house certify the death of a disabled man. * The disabled man did not want to become old, so he committed suicide. * He used cyanide, which leaves behind a smell like bitter almonds. This reminds Dr. Urbino of unrequited love. * Narrator tells of very strong bond between Dr. Urbino and his wife. * Though they fight about trivial things, they remain together and in love. * This tale provides the introduction of the main characters of this chapter: Dr. Urbino and his wife Fermina. * Dr. Urbino returns home, hoping to nap after certifying the death. * Dr. Urbino's nap hopes end when the household parrot escapes. * He tells them to send for the fire department. * In bed that night, he becomes convinced his days are limited * While he is awake, he sees the parrot in a tree. * He gets out a ladder and climbs...
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