By Henrik Ibsen
While Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the recognized and financially profitable baths in his domestic city are infected, he insists they be close down for dear maintenance. Ridiculed and persecuted via the townsfolk for his honesty, he's declared an "enemy of the people." a robust drama through the "father of contemporary drama."
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Safe! 44 KINDRED Kevin lay half on top of me, holding me, smearing himself with my blood and his own. I could see where I had scratched his face—so near the eye. ” “Yes. ” “The … I’ll tell you later. God, I hurt, and I’m so tired. But it doesn’t matter. ” “You were gone two or three minutes this time. I didn’t know what to think. ” “Almost three minutes. I watched the clock. ” I closed my eyes in pain and weariness. It hadn’t just seemed longer to me. I had been gone for hours and I knew it. But at that moment, I couldn’t have argued it.
On the other side of me lay Kevin, still asleep. But he woke up when I kissed him. “You’re still here,” he said with obvious relief, and he hugged me, reminding me painfully of a few bruises. Then he remembered, let me go, and switched on the light. ” I sat up, got out of bed, managed to stand up for a moment. Then I got back under the cover. ” “Good. You’re rested, you’re healing, now you can tell me what the hell happened to you. And what’s a patroller? ” I thought back to my reading. “A patroller is … was a white man, usually young, often poor, sometimes drunk.
Rufus and Alice would get together somehow. ” asked the woman suddenly. ” The new subject caught me by surprise and I almost said Los Angeles. “New York,” I lied quietly. In 1815, California was nothing more than a distant Spanish colony—a colony this woman had probably never heard of. “That’s a long way off,” said the woman. ” Where had that lie come from? And I had said it with all the longing I felt for Kevin who was now too far away for me to reach through any effort of my own. The woman came over and stood staring down at me.