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Out Island Doctor is a literary treasure. It is the sole reason I want to sail the unbeaten path. To where the internet is still amazing to people and the doors are still unlocked.
Here is a quick excerpt: "Doctuh," the man said finally, "ain' you gonna sound her?"
He just looked at me.
"Sound her?" I said.
At that moment, though I did not know it, my future reputation on Crooked Island hung in the balance. I had no idea what the man was talking about. But then he glanced down at my bag, across which my stethoscope lay visible. "Ain' you gonna sound her?" he said again. "See if her blood is running right?"
"Oh!" I said. "Sound! Oh-sure. Of course." So I put on the stethoscope and listened to the girls heart beat for a few moments and took it off. "She's going to be all right," I said. "She's going to be fine."
"Now, Doctuh, I know when you put your sounding rod on me, you'll know everything about me, and I want you should tell me the truth!"
=D It is an exceptional fun, inspiring, and exciting read. I hope a few of you pick it up sometime.