(originally published as “A Decided Loss” November 1832 in Philadelphia Saturday Courier)
A newly wed man loses the ability to breathe when in the middle of a heated argument with his new wife. Baffled and unable to speak, he embarks on a mission to find his lost breath. This mission takes some very odd turns.
Summary written by Taylor Colegrove, May 2011. Title links to the full text of the story.