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A Cure for All Known Diseases

copyright 2012, Paul Hawkins

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1933, the John L. Sullivan Lounge of the Hotel Roosevelt, San Juan, the Philippines.

"Ooh, I want the kitty!"

It was the rainy season. They looked out from under the eaves of the hotel bar. It was a big, strong, American hotel.

The natives were walking around in the deluge with practically nothing on, but Dr. Burton Buxton and his wife were buttoned in several layers of khaki. Mrs. Buxton tossed back a gin gimlet. It was her third in the hour.

Dr. Buxton looked at her out of the corner of his eye, then opened the black valise on his lap, inspecting the syringes inside. Then he looked at the cat his wife had admired.

''That emaciated bag of fleas beneath the palm tree? Nonsense. Why, it's probably crawling with lice, you know, and every disease known to man."

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