Both parties to this fourth duel were badly hurt so much that the surgeon was at work upon them nearly or quite an hour--a fact which is suggestive.
At the word, the deluge of blows began, but before long the surgeon once more interfered--for the only reason which ever permits him to interfere--and the day's war was over.
Surville, entering from the kitchen, drew aside the canvas screen, and approached the little round table at which his superior officer was sitting.
had been sitting with his face turned towards the fire: giving the palms of his hands a warm and a rub alternately.
The boy was sitting on the edge of a couch, the surgeon
and Philip stood on each side of him; and in a semi-circle, crowding round, were students.
assented to bleed her upon these conditions, and then proceeded to his operation, which he performed with as much dexterity as he had promised; and with as much quickness: for he took but little blood from her, saying, it was much safer to bleed again and again, than to take away too much at once.
They all consulted together, and looked anxiously at the surgeon
, as he asked some questions, and shook his head on receiving the replies.
He now interposes, addressing the young surgeon
in his unmoved, professional way.
had found an occupation for himself which completely isolated him among the rest of the guests.
After trying the leg with a finger, and two fingers, and one hand and two hands, and over and under, and up and down, and in this direction and in that, and approvingly remarking on the points of interest to another gentleman who joined him, the surgeon
at last clapped the patient on the shoulder, and said, 'He won't hurt.
Ten minutes afterwards the surgeon
and the procureur arrived, the one accompanied by the porter, the other by Ali, and were received by the Abbe Busoni, who was praying by the side of the corpse.
They turned him on his back and the surgeon