“I looked behind me, and gave a cry of dismay: I had but that moment declared I would not leave the house, and already I was a stranger in the strange land!
«What right have you to treat me so, Mr. Raven?» I said with deep offence. «Am I, or am I not, a free agent?» «A man is as free as he chooses to make himself, never an atom freer,» answered the raven.
«You have no right to make me do things against my will!»
«When you have a will, you will find that no one can.»
«You wrong me in the very essence of my individuality!» I persisted.