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Page 329 of Stand by the Union / by Oliver Optic [pseud.]

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A PROFESSIONAL VISIT TO THE FORT 329 " You, Massa Gumboat! " cried the negro. "De sodgers put de bagonet frou your crop like a knife frou a pullet's froat' "Not if you tell them I am the doctor," added the lieutenant. 'De doctor! Be you a doctor, sar " "I have done something in the business, and perhaps I can cure the man who is sick, if they have the proper medicine," added the officer. "Dey baib de medicine at de big house." "Can you get into it "Yes, sar; de oberseer's sick abed, and dis rigger go right in like massa hisself," replied Job, as he led the way in the direction of the planter's house. The Russian was sent to the boat to await the return of the lieutenant; but he was instructed not to open his mouth to his shipmates in regard to what had been done on the island. Job found a way to get into the big house, and conducted the officer to the dispensary, where he had so often gone for remedies for his ailments. lIe found what he wanted, and then lie felt reasonably cer- tain that he should make a success of his profes- sional visit to the soldier. He took several small

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