The Man of Gold

The Man of Gold

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...olives and was now filled with a dry plant, and continued his pharmacological explanations in minute, conscientious, terrible manner: "This plant is borrajon; it is also called, in certain parts of Venezuela, hawk's bill or hen-parrot. It looks like the heliotrope, and abroad they commonly call it heliotrope of the Indies, or Indie heliotrope. If you add a little salt to the juice of this plant, it cures the mange. The same plant, as an infusion, helps piles..." A woman's voice began to call from a distance. "Cirilo! Cirilo!" It was Matamoros' wife. He pretended he was deaf, just as a moment before he had made believe blind. Here he was busy with his visitor and yet they inconsiderately interrupted him for some ridiculous reason, no doubt. What a bothersome woman! Irurtia, impatient and biting his nails furiously, tried to take advantage of this opportunity to escape from this downpour of practical medicine. "Friend Matamoros," he began, "they're calling you. Don't let me take up your time. Answer. Please do me the favor to answer." Cirilo assured him that it was merely some nonsense on his wife's part, and without the loss of a moment he continued his lecture to Irurtia: "There are certain plants that produce their effect only when they are fresh. The higuerote, for example, whose resin or milk, if it's applied when fresh, pulls out a tooth by the root better than any dentist." "I know that," said Irurtia, "and at times it takes out even two, ... against the patient's will." Matamoros heard himself being called anew, and anew he pretended not to hear: "For certain women's troubles I've used this mato root with great success, as well as fermented carato de maguey or a simple brew of cocuiza, adding to it, of course, brusca root. Concerning...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669517
  • 9781236669513