Dr. Siegfried Ansel

Chapter 17 Episode 1 | The Machine God | The Drifting Isle Chronicles

Doctor Ansel set an armed guard over Adewole's room in Founder's Hospital this time, a chamber set up more like a tiny study than a sickroom, but with round the clock nursing and enforced rest periods. "Oladel, my friend, you've stepped in it," he said, "and not just with the brass." He launched into a scolding featuring variations on the theme you could have been killed, you crazy Jerian.

Adewole shrugged. "Siegfried, it does not matter any more. I have no intention of escaping. I did what I had to do, and there is an end to it. I shall stay here until you tell me I may go."

"I certainly hope so. Berger left orders to fill you full of needles if you so much as stick a toe out of this room without permission. I can't vouch for what will happen if you get loaded up with that much anesthetic, even at your size."

Chapter 5 Episode 4 | The Machine God | The Drifting Isle Chronicles

Peter sat down next to Deviatka to finish his sandwich. “Ask him what they eat here,” said Deviatka.

Peter shrugged at Adewole’s translated question. “Depends on what’s to hand. Ma does well with frog, rat or snake—rabbit and goat when times’re good, but most all our rabbit and goat go to the City. Most everything goes to the City.”

“And when times are bad?”

“Times’re allus bad. Thass what angler bugs’re for.”

“Ask him what an angler bug is,” said Deviatka.

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