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Unformatted text preview: After six weeks of intensive work with the X Principle, Martin learns that the Director of the Institute knows of the unusual results. McGurk summons the young scientist, congratulates him, and offers to create a Department of Microbic Pathology with Martin at the head. The yearly salary is to be ten thousand dollars. Both McGurk and Holabird wish to share Martin's success with him. He is urged to publish his results immediately but demurs and stalls for time to accumulate further proof. Leora is impressed with the prospect of more money and a higher standard of living and for once encourages her husband to accept the terms that are offered him. They are extravagantly entertained by Capitola McGurk at one of her dinners, where the honored guest is the sister of a countess and where Martin has to listen to chitchat that bores him intensely. Bad news is in the offing, however. Next morning, Gottlieb breaks the news that D'Hrelle, of the Pasteur Institute, has just published a report identical with that of Martin's X Principle, called...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08