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Intro

I’ve got him here,” he whis­pered, jerk­ing his thumb over his shoul­der; he’s all right.”

What is it, then?” I asked, for his man­ner sug­gest­ed that it was some strange crea­ture which he had caged up in my room.

It’s a new patient,” he whis­pered. I thought I’d bring him round myself; then he could­n’t slip away. There he is, all safe and sound. I must go now, Doc­tor; I have my dooties, just the same as you.” And off he went, this trusty tout, with­out even giv­ing me time to thank him.