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Unformatted text preview: With his assistant, young Rufus Ockford, from Winnemac, Martin tries to clean up Nautilus and free it from rats, fleas, and disease. He has time again for laboratory work and is happy. Then a storm breaks. Martin and Ockford head a gang which invade and tear down unsanitary tenement houses belonging to Mrs. McCandless. At first, the reaction of the influential Tredgold set is favorable, but later their attitude changes when Martin refuses to leave his laboratory to join in a Saturday night frolic. Opposition to Martin develops on all sides at once. He blames himself again, feeling that he is a failure. His salary is cut again to the point that he is practically forced to resign or starve. He gets in touch with Angus Duer in Chicago. Duer, now a highly successful surgeon with Rouncefield Clinic in Chicago, offers Martin a salary of twenty-five hundred dollars a year instead of four thousand, previously mentioned. Martin accepts. twenty-five hundred dollars a year instead of four thousand, previously mentioned....
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- Fall '08