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“The sore in my hip don't heal. I have had it lanced a couple of times and I don't dare let it heal over now. It drains constantly. The doctors here don't know, or maybe just don't tell me, what is my trouble. I want to go to the hospital just as soon as I can save enough money and arrange the time. I want a thorough examination. I went to one of the doctors here and wanted him to open that place so it would drain out completely and heal, but he said he wouldn't stick a knife in there for $500. I made up my mind he didn't know what the trouble was and considered it bad practice to use the knife unless he knew what it was for.
“I thought a great deal about marrying. Sometimes I lay here all alone without a living soul in the building but me. It's