Views And Reviews

Death and laughter

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:885
  1. H Snook

    Colin's kid brother has got cancer. There's a real danger of him dying. Their parents think it would be better for Colin to be away and so he is sent off from Australia to Pommyland to stay with his Auntie Iris, Uncle Bob, and cousin Alistair. The peace of the Mudford household in London is shattered because 12 year old Colin keeps getting into scrapes trying to meet the Queen. Elizabeth II, he thinks, could send someone to cure his brother. “I'll bet the Queen has the world's best doctor right there beside her in London,” he says optimistically. (“Aren't you thinking of Victoria?” I thought.)

    Frankly, I don't believe someone the same age …

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