"But, you know, there are always moral, spiritual causes at the back in these cases," the family doctor
permitted himself to interpolate with a subtle smile.
'My motive,' returned Doctor
Strong, 'is to make some suitable provision for a cousin, and an old playfellow, of Annie's.'
George Merry was at the door, spitting and spluttering over some bad-tasted medicine; but at the first word of the doctor
's proposal he swung round with a deep flush and cried "No!" and swore.
Slammer--Doctor Slammer of the 97th rejected!
, taking an old handkerchief, quickly prepared a little lint, which he spread over the wounds, after having washed them.
And while the trained-nurse-apparelled young woman seated Dag Daughtry in the enamelled surgeon's chair and leaned him back under direction, and while Doctor
Emory dipped his finger-tips into the strongest antiseptic his office possessed, behind Doctor
Emory's eyes, in the midst of his brain, burned the image of a desired Irish terrier who did turns in sailor-town cabarets, was rough-coated, and answered to the full name of Killeny Boy.
This last man was not on good terms with his fellows, and had less of the doctor
's confidence than any of the rest of us.
It's a fine doctor
would have his parlor full of hedgehogs and mice!
He looked into the nurse's face, which he disliked exceedingly, and he looked at the doctor
, whom he was beginning to detest.
recognized the name--and the usual proceedings ensued.
"I am very pleased to see you again, doctor
," he said.
One afternoon, towards the close of the London season, the Doctor
had just taken his luncheon after a specially hard morning's work in his consulting-room, and with a formidable list of visits to patients at their own houses to fill up the rest of his day-- when the servant announced that a lady wished to speak to him.