The Rescue [1/3]
Serial, Short Fiction
Medical Practitioners, Morality, Piety, Disease, Medical Treatment
The narrative centres around Dr Fairfax, known all over Edinburgh for his charitable acts and fair dealing. He encounters a boy being charged by a police officer with begging, and ascertains the truth that the boy has been attempting to sell his drawings in order to obtain wine to treat his genteel widowed mother, who is ill. Dr Fairfax offers to attend the boy's mother gratuitously.
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