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Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,271 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 997
Added to site: 2009.05.22
mnybks.net#: 24242
Origin: gutenberg.org

There are many ways—murder included—in which husbands can settle certain problems. This was even more drastic!

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He lifted his glass and glared at me as if I were the guilty party. "She's a worry-wart," he continued. "A hypochondriac, a neurotic, an escapist, and a communist." He studied the ceiling thoughtfully. "And sometimes I think she's a little crazy."

I tried to calm him, "Don't worry about it. If things get worse, get a divorce."

"Divorce, ha! She wouldn't give me a divorce if--"

The door opened.

Helen smiled half-heartedly, her pale face quickly resuming its unhappy expression as if it tired her facial muscles when she smiled. "Hello, Ed. Nice to see you again."

"Hello, Helen." I glanced at George and noticed he had closed his eyes as if the sight of his wife was unbearable. His lower lip was white where he gripped it with h

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Average Rating of 2 from 2 reviews: **
2014.01.19
Paulo Respighi
**...

A surgeon humors his wife, a hypochondriac, by replacing whatever body part she is worried about today, but he doesn't like what his wife has become.

A not very original one-joke story with cardboard characters.

2009.10.28
ilikerobots
**...

The idea is worn out by 2009, and I imagine it probably wasn't that original in 1958 either. Unfortunately, there's not much to the story besides the idea itself.


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