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'I am going to lock the door,' Yealland said. He returned to stand before the
patient, ostentatiously dropping the key into his top pocket. 'You must talk before
you leave me.' All very well, Rivers thought. But Yealland had locked himself in
as well as the patient. There could be no backing down. Yealland put the pad
electrode on the lumbar spines and began attaching the long pharyngeal
electrode. 'You will not leave me,' he said, 'until you are talking as well as you
ever did. No, not a ...
Yealland evidently sensed he was losing his patient's attention and unstrapped
him. 'Walk up and down,' he said. Callan did as he was bid, and Yealland walked
beside him, encouraging him to repeat the sounds of the alphabet, though, again,
only 'ah' was produced and that in a hoarse whisper, very far back in the throat.
Callan stumbled as he walked, and Yealland supported him. Up and down they
went, up and down, in and out of the circle of light around the battery. Rebellion ...
At this point Yealland stopped the use of electricity, and Callan sagged forward in
the chair. He looked as if he were going to fall, but the straps held him in place. '
Go on repeating the days,' Yealland said. 'S-s-s-sunday. M-m-m-m-m-monday.
T-t-t-t-tuesday . . .' Saturday came at last. Yealland said, 'Remember there is no
way out, except by the return of your proper voice and by that door. I have one
key, you have the other. When you can talk properly, I shall open the door and
you can ...
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Regeneration The forthcoming anniversary of the Great War should provide some motivation for readers to revisit, or discover this trilogy from the nineties. Acclaimed at the time (topped off by a ... Read full review
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Audible. Three books on World War 1. Based on true story that includes Siegried Sasoon and Wilfred Owen (both poets) and Dr. Rivers (a doctor treating the soldiers for 'shell shock' who believes in ... Read full review