A young man submits his sickly roommate’s poems to a contest after his roommate’s death, and feels himself afflicted by the roommate’s illness.

Very much the same milieu as “The Old Man With No Name” – college student’s boarding in old people’s houses in Bloomington – and touching on similar themes of isolation. There’s a bit of an O. Henry feel to this one as well, with the protagonist causing unexpected and somewhat ironic events with his actions.