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Yeah. Wouldn't that be crazy? " Ab tried to explain but he didn't see the point now himself. He could picture the scene in his mind so clearly: the girl, her skin made smooth again, lying on a table of white stone, breathing, but so faintly 70 / THOMAS M. DISCH that only the doctor standing over her could be sure. His hand would touch her face and her eyes would open and there would be such a look of astonishment. " Since Ab could recall having said almost the same thing to Leda, he was able to agree.
It was such a relief to know he had been wrong. The doctor, or was it the boy routed to surgery, had come into the toilet and was knocking on the wooden door. Neatly and as though on cue, he vomited. Long strings of blood came out with the pulped food. He stood up, zipped, and pushed open the door. It was the boy, not the doctor. "I'm better now," he said. " The boy climbed back onto the cart, which he'd wheeled himself all this way, and Chapel pushed him around the corner and down the hall to Surgery.
But it was not like Martinez to be honest when a lie might serve, especially in a case like this, where his own livelihood, and his cousin's, were jeopardized. So, making a mental sign of the cross, he'd wheeled one of the geriatric numbers out from the faults, and the driver, with a healthy indifference to bureaucratic good form, carted it out to his van without looking under the sheet or checking the name on the file: NORRIS, THOMAS. It was an inspired improvisation. Since their driver had been as culpable as the morgue, Macy's wasn't likely to make a stink about the resulting delay.
334 by Thomas M. Disch