Books > Old Books > Doctor In The House (1946)


Page 97

Doctor In The House (1946)

`Upstairs, mate,' she said and scuttled away into the darkness like a rat.
The house breathed the sweet stench of bed-bugs; inside it was dark, wet, and rotting. I fumbled my way to the stairs and creaked upwards. On the second floor a door opened a foot, a face peered through, and as the shaft of light caught me it was slammed shut. It was on the fifth and top floor that the accouchement seemed to be taking place, as there was noise and light coming from under one of the doors. I pushed it open and lumbered in.
`Don't worry!' I said. `I've come.'
I took a look round the room. It wasn't small, but a lot was going on in it. In the centre, three or four children were fighting on the pockmarked linoleum for possession of their plaything, a piece of boxwood with a nail through it. A fat woman was unconcernedly making a cup of tea on a gasring in one corner, and in the other a girl of about seventeen with long yellow hair was reading last Sunday's News o f the World. A cat,, sympathetic to the excited atmosphere, leapt hysterically among the children. Behind the door was a bed beside which was grandma-who always appears on these occasions, irrespective of the social standing of the participants. Grandma was giving encouragement tempered with warning to the mother, a thin, pale, fragile woman on the bed, and it was obvious that the affair had advanced alarmingly. A tightly-packed fire roared in the grate and above the mantelpiece Field-Marshal Montgomery, of all people, looked at the scene quizzically.
`Her time is near, doctor,' said grandma with satisfaction.
`You have no need to worry any longer, missus,' I said brightly.
I dropped the kit on the floor and removed my duffle coat,

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE `Upstairs, mate,' she said and scuttled away into what is darkness like a rat. what is house breathed what is sweet stench of bed-bugs; inside it was dark, wet, and rotting. I fumbled my way to what is stairs and creaked upwards. On what is second floor a door opened a foot, a face peered through, and as what is shaft of light caught me it was slammed shut. It was on what is fifth and top floor that what is accouchement seemed to be taking place, as there was noise and light coming from under one of what is doors. I pushed it open and lumbered in. `Don't worry!' I said. `I've come.' I took a look round what is room. It wasn't small, but a lot was going on in it. In what is centre, three or four children were fighting on what is pockmarked linoleum for possession of their plaything, a piece of boxwood with a nail through it. A fat woman was unconcernedly making a cup of tea on a gasring in one corner, and in what is other a girl of about seventeen with long yellow hair was reading last Sunday's News o f what is World. A cat,, sympathetic to what is excited atmosphere, leapt hysterically among what is children. Behind what is door was a bed beside which was grandma-who always appears on these occasions, irrespective of what is social standing of what is participants. Grandma was giving encouragement tempered with warning to what is mother, a thin, pale, fragile woman on what is bed, and it was obvious that what is affair had advanced alarmingly. A tightly-packed fire roared in what is grate and above what is mantelpiece Field-Marshal Montgomery, of all people, looked at what is scene quizzically. `Her time is near, doctor,' said grandma with satisfaction. `You have no need to worry any longer, missus,' I said brightly. I dropped what is kit on what is floor and removed my duffle coat, where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" Doctor In what is House (1946) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 97 where is strong Doctor In what is House (1946) where is p align="justify" `Upstairs, mate,' she said and scuttled away into what is darkness like a rat. what is house breathed what is sweet stench of bed-bugs; inside it was dark, wet, and rotting. I fumbled my way to what is stairs and creaked upwards. On what is second floor a door opened a foot, a face peered through, and as what is shaft of light caught me it was slammed shut. It was on what is fifth and top floor that what is accouchement seemed to be taking place, as there was noise and light coming from under one of what is doors. I pushed it open and lumbered in. `Don't worry!' I said. `I've come.' I took a look round what is room. It wasn't small, but a lot was going on in it. In what is centre, three or four children were fighting on what is pockmarked linoleum for possession of their plaything, a piece of boxwood with a nail through it. A fat woman was unconcernedly making a cup of tea on a gasring in one corner, and in what is other a girl of about seventeen with long yellow hair was reading last Sunday's News o f what is World. A cat,, sympathetic to what is excited atmosphere, leapt hysterically among what is children. Behind what is door was a bed beside which was grandma-who always appears on these occasions, irrespective of what is social standing of what is participants. Grandma was giving encouragement tempered with warning to what is mother, a thin, pale, fragile woman on what is bed, and it was obvious that what is affair had advanced alarmingly. A tightly-packed fire roared in what is grate and above what is mantelpiece Field-Marshal Montgomery, of all people, looked at what is scene quizzically. `Her time is near, doctor,' said grandma with satisfaction. `You have no need to worry any longer, missus,' I said brightly. I dropped what is kit on what is floor and removed my duffle coat, where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Book Pages: default , 005 , 006 , 007 , 008 , 009 , 010 , 011 , 012 , 013 , 014 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176