It appears that Rumpole is being forced to take a back seat to Head of Chambers Guthrie Featherstone QC, defending a safe-blower who has had his collar felt by Chief Inspector "Dirty" Dickinson, but an influenza epidemic plays havoc with the arrangements. Meanwhile, Rumpole's colleagues cast covetuous eyes on his office space. Written by
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[Rumpole is ill in bed and Hilda is taking his temperature
[looking at the thermometer
Rumpole, you're not normal.
Nonsense! What did Doctor Hanson say it was?
Death. He says there's a lot of it about.
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