By Richard Gordon
Heavens above! the employees of St. Swithan’s health facility is on strike! Sir Lancelot can not often think it. And whilst the porters and tea women take cost and begin ordering him approximately, apparently all hell will holiday loose—from Sir Lancelot’s quarters not less than. thankfully, now not all are so badly affected. Philip Chipps, for one, has extra urgent issues on his brain. He turns out to have lost his trousers—in one of many nurses’ rooms! Richard Gordon’s imagined state of affairs of sanatorium moves turned all an excessive amount of a fact within the bothered nationwide health and wellbeing carrier. thankfully, he presents greater than a bit comedy to aid swallow this sour tablet.
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I was cooking food, a pig’s belly, for my family. I forgot to slit it open. It began to swell— then suddenly blew up, splattering blood in both my eyes and burning my whole face. CHORUS LEADER Oh you who seeks from us great wisdom, how happy you will be among Athenians, among the Greeks, if you have memory, if you can think, if in that soul of yours you’ve got the power to persevere, and don't get tired standing still or walking, nor suffer too much from the freezing cold, with no desire for breakfast, if you abstain from wine, from exercise, and other foolishness, if you believe, as all clever people should, the highest good is victory in action, in deliberation and in verbal wars.
1  SOCRATES You see? You said “Amynia,” a woman’s name. STREPSIADES And that’s fair enough, since she’s unwilling to do army service. But what’s the point? Why do I need to learn what we all know? SOCRATES That’s irrelevant, by god. Now lie down— [indicating the bed] right here. STREPSIADES And do what? SOCRATES You should contemplate— think one of your own problems through. 910 STREPSIADES Not here, I beg you—no. If I have to do it, let me do my contemplating on the ground. SOCRATES No—you’ve got no choice.
970 SOCRATES Lay it out. STREPSIADES All right. Tell me now . . SOCRATES What is it? STREPSIADES What if I purchased a Thessalian witch and in the night had her haul down the moon— then shut it up in a circular box, just like a mirror, and kept watch on it. SOCRATES How would that provide you any help? STREPSIADES Well, if no moon ever rose up anywhere, I’d pay no interest. 55  SOCRATES And why is that? STREPSIADES Because they lend out money by the month. 980 SOCRATES That’s good. I’ll give you another problem— it’s tricky.