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The Girl in His Shadow

by Audrey Blake

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"He lets a few in at times, but the hospital theaters are better equipped for that," Mrs. Phipps said quickly. "This space is far too small."

It wasn't large, but Daniel knew many men who'd be willing to stand shoulder to shoulder and chest to back to see Dr. Croft working in this environment. However, he was not foolish enough to contradict Mrs. Phipps and followed her meekly back into the house, up the stairs, and into the front hallway.

"No, don't worry about your cases," she told him. "I'll have them brought upstairs once the room is ready. You can wait in Dr. Croft's consulting room and I'll send in your tray. I'll let the doctor know you are here as soon as he gets in."

She motioned him into a dimly lit room filled with dancing dust motes and mammoth, threadbare chairs. The heavy door closed behind her. To pass the time, Daniel scanned the books crammed higgledy-piggledy onto the shelves, recoiling at the discovery of a misshapen human ear floating in a glass jar. Of course, Daniel had seen far worse in medical school, but one expected to see specimens there. He gave his jacket a smart tug and settled into Dr. Croft's chair, humming to ward off nerves and wait for his lunch. Hopefully the petulant girl and floating ear hadn't spoiled his appetite. Ten minutes ago, he'd been starving.

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