The Saturday Evening Post Volume 189, No. 1

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 189, No. 1

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ..."I am not entirely ignorant. I can treat fevers, of course." "Well, I took all they could spare. Then McCloud suggested pilocarpine. Though it is really an-.eye drug, to be used externally, it also has an effect internally to induce sweating. So I have it." She was examining the bottles. W2? hide "But you have atropine also. Why is that?" "There's a good deal of ophthalmia or trachoma floating round some native districts. I thought I might experiment." "And this?" She picked up a third bottle. "Ah, yes, morphia. But how much alike they all are." " In appearance, yes; in effect most radically and fatally different--like people," smiled Kingozi. But though Kingozi's scientific interest was keen in certain directions---as ethnology, drugs and zo6logy--it had totally blind spots. Thus the Leopard Woman kept invariably on her table the bowl of fresh flowers; and she manifested an unfailing liking to investigate such strange shrubs, trees, flowers or nondescript growths as flourished thereabouts. "Do you know how one names these?" she asked him concerning certain strange blooms. " I know nothing whatever about vegetables," he replied with indifferent scorn. Several times after that, forgetting, she proffered the same question and received exactly the same reply. Finally it became a joke to her. Slyly, at sufficient intervals so that he should not become conscious of the repetition, she took delight in eliciting this response, always the same, always delivered with the same detached scorn: "I know nothing whatever about vegetables." In the meantime, Simba, with great enthusiasm, continued his drill of the askaris. Kingozi...show more

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  • Paperback | 1064 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 53mm | 1,855g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682346X
  • 9781236823465