This was kind of a bizarre and a little bit disturbing story. A doctor gets called on a house-visit to diagnose the sore throat of a little girl. However, each time the doctor tries to look down her throat she freaks out. First she tried clawing at his eyes, then was held down by her father screaming, then she bit down on the tongue depressor, splintering it which caused her mouth to bleed, then he roughly shoved a metal spoon down her throat until she gagged. She indeed have a sickness and has been hiding it for days, mystery solved.
The weird part about this story was that the doctor was a little bit insane. He actually started to enjoy it more and more as the girl fought back. He even goes as far to mention that he had fallen in love with the little brat. Eventually he started to go a little insane, wanting to and loving to tear her apart with his own bare hands, “It was my pleasure to attack her.” Finally he sees her throat but not after a disturbing set of thoughts that ran through his mind, nothing too graphic but disturbing nonetheless. I can’t say that I would recommend reading it, I know I surely wouldn’t read it again.
About the Author William Carlos Williams:
William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Williams “worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician” but excelled at both.
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