Litnoise from Sinclair Lewis’ “Arrowsmith”

This is a great quote. As I continue to work on Litnoise, I find these demonstrations of active listening to be quite rare indeed:

“The boy listened sharply. He heard the Doc open the lower part of the washstand, where he kept his bottle of Jamaica rum. After a long gurgle the invisible Doc put away the bottle and decisively kicked the doors shut. Still good. Only one drink. If he came into the consultation-room at once, he would be safe. But he was still standing in the bedroom. Martin sighed as the washstand doors were hastily opened again, as he heard another gurgle and a third.” –Arrowsmith

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