Potato

Jacob stooped down and picked up a small, earthen object from the floor, in front of the chair where he normally eats.

He thought, non-verbally, “is this a part of a potato, or like, a leaf?”

He felt a strong desire to put the object in his mouth, to test whether it was a traditional food.  He fought this urge, with the object moving closer and further from his mouth, intermittently, for the next five steps, where he threw the object in a trash can.

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