The wife chafes at life in her husband's sanatorium where she is ever exposed to infectious diseases. The friend is a bachelor. Fearing to enter the hot-bed of life-killing germs, he invites the physician and wife to his apartment for dinner. The physician is called away on a case and the wife is left alone with a friend. She confides to the friend her horror of life in the sanatorium. She breaks down and makes overtures to him, asking him to take her away. The friend refuses to listen. Shortly afterward the friend calls at the sanatorium to consult the physician about his health. The doctor tells him that he must dress warmer, and sends his wife upstairs for an overcoat. She is gone longer than might be expected, but presently returns with an overcoat. The friend puts it on and goes home. In his apartment he removes the coat and reads the name of the owner over the inside pocket. The name he reads is George Earl. George Earl is a leper, who is being treated at the sanatorium. His ...
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