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Old 12-01-2019, 05:52 AM
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If I were a cat, I wouldn't go poking my extremities through that little crack. Doors close suddenly and without warning or explanation, and they're powerful.

We may realize that if Merlin were simply to look up, he'd see it's a human making the door close, so if a human isn't reaching toward the door then it isn't about to move. But Merlin's looking at the crack. How would he know that?

Like Del Griffith says in Planes, Trains and Automobiles: "It's been a long day. It just didn't occur to me."