By Terry Southern
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Dr. Eichner all started, crumpled the paper and threw it within the waste basket. He picked up the telephone instantly. “Yes? ” He used to be virtually shouting. “What? No. No, leave out clever; now take heed to me: there’s a stretcher-case in my place of work. i would like him taken to at least one of the day-rooms within the West Wing. He’ll come round quickly; he’s intoxicated. Do ? and feature my vehicle despatched. sure, at once; I’m going domestic. certain, after all, cancel them! Have the auto despatched around now. certain, convinced, immediately! ” bankruptcy II “DAFFYS WILL DO for Harrison if it’s fairly going to destroy whatever. ” Barbara Mintner spoke brightly from the day-room window, leaning out with a grin for one final press of the sill opposed to her trim stomach. slightly below, puttering within the strip of grew to become soil, Garcia raised his darkish face to hers and back she used to be status immediately and correct, her mild determine starched a fragile confectionery in clean nurse’s behavior, framed a cruel white, indomitable, opposed to the mauve grey of the day-room partitions. “We see,” stated the Mexican gardener, attempting to smile a bit. “Garcia, please,” acknowledged pass over Mintner in her child’s voice, pouting her lips at him, then coming ahead on die sill back all self belief and animation. “She’s going Sunday. It’s real this time! ” Garcia became away, obscure in disbelief and calculation, his lips pursed in a whisper of Spanish. “Two day,” he stated coming again to her. Barbara Mintner used to be able to clap her fingers. “Dr. Warner acknowledged so this morning! Isn’t it fabulous? ” “Yes, he say that approximately everyone,” stated the gardener with no smiling. “But it’s precise this time, Garcia,” omit Mintner pouting, virtually pleading, “it relatively is! And wouldn’t or not it's a disgrace to not have them at the final days, after doing all of it alongside! ” “Three day,” acknowledged Garcia, “three day, count number at the present time. ” “All correct, foolish, 3 days. Please test! It doesn’t must be freesias for Harrison, yet please get the roses. take into account, simply extra days! ” “Two day,” stated the gardener shaking his head, on reflection right down to the place his hand became the darkish loam with a trowel. earlier than Barbara Mintner might stick to it up, the West corridor door sounded starting, and fast creped-steps should be heard within the hall open air the day-room wall. “Please, Garcia,” she stated speedy, making her voice a level whisper, “you won’t be sorry, I promise you. ” and he or she introduced the 2 paneled-windows in slowly, smiling a mystery at him as he watched from less than, herself now on tip-toe, leaning ahead a bit of, the movement timed in order that she used to be simply final the latch whilst Head Nurse Eleanor Thorne swung the day-room door open. “And what’s Mister Garcia in the past? ” acknowledged Nurse Thorne taking all of it in with out breaking her stride sooner than she reached the guts of the room. “Oh, he’s this type of baby,” stated Barbara Mintner turning to part face her. “Afraid someone’s going to smash his priceless playthings. ” Eleanor Thorne scoffed. “I dare say. I’m simply too happy you didn’t say workthings! ” The gentle brilliance of the Pacific morning lay at the back of Barbara Mintner and etched a golden haze alongside the proud strains of her head and shoulders.