The Welshman in the temple

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:865
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    The Welshman was very old and very, very upset. He crouched in his wheelchair, waving his stick and shouting. “What's all this then? What are they doing here? Who let them in?” The elderly woman pushing his wheelchair leaned over. “Not sure, dear… But it seems to be the modern way.” “Modern be buggered,” he shouted. “I'm not having it.” Passers-by ignored him or just cringed. A pale youth with one arm in a sling sprang backwards …

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