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Unformatted text preview: The plague has only begun to invade St. Swithin's when Martin divides the population into two equal parts, injecting one half with the plague phage and leaving the other half unprotected. The unphaged half has far more victims than the other, and Martin is elated. Cecil Twyford risks his life nursing his servants, and Joyce Lanyon takes over the cooking, bed making, and other duties. The bond of resemblance as brother and sister is tightened as Martin and Joyce work together, although he struggles against his liking for her. After trying for two hours to reach Leora by telephone, he gives up, assured that within three or four days he can go for her and bring her to St. Swithin's. Left practically alone in the big house, Leora is lonely and sleepless. She has forgotten to take another injection of the phage as Martin had asked her to do. News comes that Oliver Marchand, the black physician on whom she is dependent for medical care, is dead. The butler leaves to go to his black physician on whom she is dependent for medical care, is dead....
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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