The title in reference to the ability of the bottle's embossing to take my mind to dark places. I picture myself as being 5 years old in the pontil era of the frontier gold rush. My mother coming at me with the bottle and a tablespoon. The bottle reads,, Doctor Frank's,,
Turkey Febrifuge for the Cure of,, Fever and Ague. And I am picturing the evil Doctor Frank raking the floor of the turkey pen.
For those who yearn for the good old days, just remember,, there was Turkey Febrifuge.
One time I saw a photo of an old ink bottle (I collect them) that looked like that. It was held upright in a wire holder that went around near the bottom. There is a place near the bottom of this one...