Period. The pencil as it formed a word, then broke it off, departing upward, traced a familiar pattern. The pencil, having formed a word, rises up


Period. The pencil, having legibly formed the familiar pattern of a well-known word, rose from the paper, then fell upon it, then repeated the process; forming another familiar shape in a pattern roughly similar to, though not the same as, the familiar shape preceding it; then this pencil briefly doubling back to “dot” something (to dot, that is, “to draw very tight circles to form a mark in the shape of a dot”, to dot as in the phrase, “to dot an i“);

rose from the paper and completed that whole process (complete with the doubling back to “dot” one letter more and to “cross” some such other character); then repeated many times this similarly (though in each case the unit of varying length and of varying contour across bottom and across top and with or without requiring this “doubling back” to “dot” or to “cross” some figure that needed this action for the completion or perfection of its form)

repeated many times this similarly until having formed the familiar pattern called by some “a complete complex sentence”, which others will call still more simply, “a sentence,” whereupon it, this activity, was entirely stopped, and there was a “period”, a “dot” like that of the character of the i, yet placed around the very root, as it were, or base, of the concluding word; as if to start still another familiar pattern or word but having gotten so far only as the first mark or dot, broken off at almost the exact moment of inception.


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