The autopsy revealed something unusual about an area of his brain tissue. There appeared to have been some form of atypical morphosis surrounding a particular patch of capillaries. The pathologist estimated that over a number of decades, certain vessels had formed offshoots, which in turn had grown back towards the main arteries. He had seen a few similar cases during his long career but never such a pronounced example. The few relatives that were present to learn the cause of death were surprised by the doctor’s choice of words.

“I won’t confuse you with medical terminology. He died of obedience.”


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