The Comedy of Human Life Volume 32

The Comedy of Human Life Volume 32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...good!" he said as he rose. "Well, I undertake to cure her. I cannot promise to give her the use of her legs, but she can be cured. Only, she must be placed in a private hospital in my part of the town." "But, monsieur, my daughter cannot be moved " "I will answer for her life," said Halpersohn sententiously. "But I answer for her only on those conditions.--Do you know she will exchange her present symptoms for another horrible form of disease, which will last for a year perhaps, or six months at the very least?--You can come to see her, as you are her father." "And it is certain?" asked Monsieur Bernard. "Certain," repeated the Jew. "Your daughter has a vicious humor, a national disorder, in her blood, and it must be brought out. When you bring her, carry her to the Rue Basse-Saint-Pierre at Chaillot--Dr. Halpersohn's private hospital." "But how?" "On a stretcher, as the sick people are always carried to a hospital." "But it will kill her to be moved." KING')! And Halpersohn, as he spoke this curt N 0, was at the door, where Godefroid met him on the landing. The Jew, who was suffocating with heat, said in his ear: "The charge will be fifteen francs a day, besides the thousand crowns; three months paid in advance." "Very good, monsieur.--And," asked Godefroid, standing on the step of the cab into which the doctor had hurried, "you answer for the cure?" "Positively," said the Pole. "Are you in love with the lady?" _ "N o," said Godefroid. "You must not repeat what I am about to tell you, for I am saying it only to prove to you that I...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756479
  • 9781236756473