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Unformatted text preview: None of the tourists aboard the St. Buryan had known of the quarantine before leaving New York. Now they realize that once they go ashore at St. Hubert, they will be prisoners there for the duration of the epidemic. Martin begins to wish that he had forcibly left Leora behind and tries to convince her that she should stay on the ship, but to no avail. Upon landing, the travelers are met by Dr. Stokes, the port doctor having died a few days before. Many of the servants are also dead, and hotel living is by no means comfortable. Martin hopes that Leora does not see a wagon piled with a dozen dead bodies which they encounter on the street. The spirits of Sondelius, however, are still high, and he dons a dressing gown of surah silk last worn on the East Coast of Africa. Inchcape Jones has scarcely finished his call on the newcomers when the new arrivals have another caller, the Rev. Ira Hinkley, now at work call on the newcomers when the new arrivals have another caller, the Rev....
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- Fall '08