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Dr. Sevier

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Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,011 / 366 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 964
Added to site: 2009.07.19
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he physician answered with better self-control.

"What do you propose?"

"I was going to propose--being a stranger to you, sir--to pay in advance." The announcement was made with a tremulous, but triumphant, hauteur, as though it must cover the physician with mortification. The speaker stretched out a rather long leg, and, drawing a pocket-book, produced a twenty-dollar piece.

The Doctor looked full in his face with impatient surprise, then turned his eyes away again as if he restrained himself, and said, in a subdued tone:--

"I would rather you had haggled about the price."

"I don't hear"--said the other, turning his ear.

The Doctor waved his hand:--

"Put that up, if you please."

The young stranger was disconcerted. He remained silent for a moment, wearing a look of impatient embarrassment. He still extended the piece, turning it over and over with his thumb-nail as it lay on his fingers.

"You don't know me, Doctor," he said. He got anothe

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