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: During the night, old Perkins got his leg bitten sort of... off. Dr. Livingstone
: Ah, been in the wars, have we? Perkins
: Yes. Dr. Livingstone
: Ah, any headache? Bowels all right? Hm. Well, let's have a look at this "one leg" of yours, then, eh? Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes, yes...
[Pokes the stump with his pipe
] Dr. Livingstone
: Yes yes. Yes, well, this is nothing to worry about. Perkins
: Oh, good. Dr. Livingstone
: Yes, there's a lot of it around, probably a virus. Keep warm, plenty of rest, and if you're playing football or anything, try and favor the other leg.
: What we're looking for here for is, I think - and this is no more than an educated guess, I'd like to make that clear - is some multicellular life form with stripes, huge razor-sharp teeth, about eleven feet long, and of the genus felis horribilis - what we doctors, in fact, call a 'tiger'. Ainsworth
: A TIGER?
: You might be interested in a bit of news I got today: Preston Dillard's coming back. Arrives Friday on the packet. Aunt Belle
: What brings him? Dr. Livingstone
: This yellow fever business. We two stand together on what ought to be done about it. Now it's busted loose, he's coming back. Aunt Belle
: It's high time. I suspect I know Julie like nobody ever will. Every crook and cranny of her. Dr. Livingstone
: You ought to, Miss Belle. She's more like you than you ever were. Aunt Belle
: Maybe I love her most when she's her meanest, because I know that's when she's loving most.
Henry M. Stanley
: Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
[Henry M. Stanley said this on Friday, October 27th 1871, in reality
] Dr. David Livingstone
: Yes! Henry M. Stanley
: Thank God, Doctor, I have been permitted to see you.