Chapter Thirteen - Answering the Question of Honour (3)
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Doctor Shipton within?”

“Yes, sir. But he was called upon early this morning and has currently retired.”

“But he is needed. With great haste, sir, please. For my friend might just bleed out if he is not given attention soon.”

“Can a gentleman have no rest?” demanded a voice from further within the room. “Who is it, Stone?” The doctor appeared at the door and a look of recognition passed his features. “Lord Barrington, is it not?”

“Yes sir. And I know you were called prematurely from your bed this morning to settle a matter of honour for my wife, but my friend is wounded and he did not tell me until now. In truth, sir, he has need of you at once if you can come.”

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