Dr. Edward Armstrong
Dr. Armstrong is coming to Indian Island to examine and treat Mrs. Owen after receiving a letter from her husband. He takes pleasure in a reputation as “a good man at his job” and so has enjoyed a great deal of success. However, “he was very tired…. Success had its penalties.” As he travels to Devon, he alludes to a past incident that occurred fifteen years ago that “had been a near thing.” During that period, he notes that he had been “going to pieces,” and the shock of the traumatic event prompted him to give up drinking. Later his...
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