Reading up on the Swedish author August Strindberg (1849-1912). In the late 1890s he suffered a mental breakdown and during this period he was convinced that he was threathened by an unknown group of "electricians, black magicians, and wizards". Wonderful stuff there for a writer. Like in this quote from "Excerpts from the Diary of a Damned Man":

As I draw back the curtain of the alcove where my 
bed is, I hear my enemy overhead get out of bed
and place some heavy object in a box which he
locks. He is concealing something then ! Perhaps
the electric machine.

(Yes, he was quite paranoid at this time)

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