The Country Doctor

The Country Doctor

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The Country Doctor

The Country Doctor

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The friendship that every horseman feels for his steed led Genestas early to the stable; and he was well pleased with the grooming Nicolle had bestowed upon his horse.

"Up already, Captain Bluteau?" cried Benassis, who came to meet his guest. "You are a true soldier, and hear reveille wherever you go, even in a village."

"Are you well?" answered Genestas, stretching out his hand with a friendly motion.

"I am never positively well," answered Benassis, in a tone that was half-sad, half-merry.

"Has monsieur slept well?" said Jacquotte to Genestas.

"Faith, my beauty! you made my bed as if for a bride." Jacquotte smiled as she followed her master and the captain. After seeing them at table, she remarked to Nicolle, --

"He's a good fellow, all the same, that officer."

"I should think so!" said Nicolle, "he has given me forty sous, already."

"We will begin by visiting two death-beds," said Benassis to his guest, as they left the dining-room. "Though doctors are not usually fond of coming face . . .

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