Positing what protasis would the contraction for such several schemes become a natural and necessary apodosis?
…the period of the birth of the younger astroscopist: the annual recurrence of meteoric showers about the period of the feast of S. Lawrence (martyr, lo August): the monthly recurrence known as the new moon with the old moon in her arms: the posited influence of celestial on human bodies: the appearance of a star (1st magnitude) of exceeding brilliancy dominating by night and day (a new luminous sun generated by the collision and amalgamation in incandescence of two nonluminous exsuns)…
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Are you positing that the squirrel typed those words?
Kate DiCamillo -- Flora & Ulysses
Starvation was posited as the most probable cause of death.