An actual encounter that must have disconcerted the poet. 

http://indulgy.com/post/ezRntxKka3/t-s-eliot-and-cat-friend 

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On Saturday, July 9, 2016, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Edward Gorey's illustration of Eliot's Mystery Cat 

http://edwardgoreyelephanthouse.tumblr.com/post/142171230317/barbaromahony-macavity-the-mystery-cat

Mystery is an inalienable part of Eliot's view of life. It underscores so much of his work. Doesn't it? 

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