Ex. XIV, p. 62 The mother was sitting by the child's bed, her eyes fixed on him. The child was
lightheaded, he had a high fever, his cheeks were flushed, and there were dark
areas/smudges/shadows under his eyes. A neighbour dropped in, she brought a
thermometer and some medicine. She said that it would bring down the temperature.
Two hours later the mother took the child's temperature and saw that the medicine
The doctor came and said that the child had pneumonia, but there was no
grave/serious danger yet. He asked when the boy had fnllmi ill. The mother
remembered that since Tuesday he had been miying all the time that he had a
headache and was aching all over.
"Don't worry. Everything will be all right," the doctor said. "But you had better
take the child to hospital."
"I'd rather look after him myself," said the mother. "Well," said the doctor. "I
won't insist. You needn't worry. If you follow my directions, I'm sure that in a few
days he'll get better."
The doctor left, but he thought that it would have been better to take the child to
Ex. I, p. 71 in an unthinking moment — without thinking of the effect
of what one is going to do idly turn the leaves — lazily turn the pages a fatal
malady — a deadly/mortal/terminal illness, an illness causing death
premonitory symptoms — early symptoms giving warning
that one is falling ill complication — a new illness that happens during the
of another illness and makes treatment more difficult to walk the hospitals — to
observe and do practical work in hospitals, e. g. to examine patients, try to
diagnose their diseases, cut up corpses, etc. (said of medical students) to time the
pulse — to count the number of heartbeats per minute by simultaneausly feeling
the pulse and looking at the second hand of a watch all for nothing — without
charging any fee, for free the prescription ran — the prescription said a family
hotel — a hotel for families
to follow the directions — to follow the advice on what to do his life was
preserved — he survived