My name is Charlie Gordon. I am 37 years old and 2 weeks ago was my birthday. (pg 1)
After the operation I'm gonna try to be smart. I'm gonna try awful hard. (Pg 3)
It happened today. Algernon bit me. Algernon died 2 days ago. I guess the same thing is or will soon be happeningto me.( Pg 16&18)
This is Charlie Gordon; he is a 37 year old male. He lives in New York City and he works as a factory worker. Charlie is under age for his age and he is going to go through an operation to be smart.
Charlie met a mouse named Algernon and they were both used in the experiment. Charlie got picked for the experiment and he was happy that he was going to be smart and be accepted by everyone.
When Charlie went to see Algernon, Algernon bit him when charlie was trying to pick him up. The next day Algernon died and charlie was wondering what was going to happen to him.
Charlie started to to realize that his intelligence was decreasing by the days go by. Charlie started to be come lazy and started losing his memory.
Why can't I remember? I have to fight it. I lie in bed for days and I don't know who or where I am.(Pg 19)
Charlie left New York and left a note to Dr.Strauss explaining what is going to happen to him.
Under separate cover I am sending you a copy of my report entitled "The Algernon-Gordon Effect" Yet for the sake of science, I am grateful for the little bit that I here add to the knowledge of the function of the human mind.