“We have just seen your daughter, Mr. Pennington.”
A pair of keen gray eyes were scrutinizing the faces of the two doctors. Mr. Pennington was considered 长沙桑拿休闲论坛 something of a terror in the neighborhood, a brusque, snappish old gentleman with a ragged beard, and ill-tempered wisps of hair straggling over his forehead.
“Well, gentlemen, your opinion?”
Murchison squared his shoulders, and seemed to be weighing every 长沙桑拿休闲中心 word he uttered. He was too generous a man to seize the chance of distinguishing himself at the expense of a rival.
“I think, Mr. Pennington, that Dr. Steel and I agree in the matter. We take, sir, rather a serious view of the case. Is not that so, Steel?”
The supercilious 长沙桑拿spa person bent stiffly at the hips.
“Perhaps, Steel, you will explain the urgency of the case.”
Mr. Pennington jerked into a chair, took off his spectacles and dabbed them with his handkerchief.
“I am sorry to have to tell you, sir, that your daughter’s eyesight is in danger.”
The gentleman in the 长沙桑拿会chair started.
“What! Eyesight in danger! Bless my bones, why—”
“Dr. Murchison agrees with me, I believe.”
“Good God, gentlemen!”
“A peculiarly dangerous
condition, sir, developing rapidly and treacherously, as this rare disease sometimes does.”
Perspiration was standing out on Parker Steel’s forehead. He flashed a grateful yet savage glance at Murchison, and braced back his shoulders with a sigh of bitter relief.