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What was the attitude of Schatz in "A Day's Wait"?

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Because he is sick with the flu and, more importantly, because he has misunderstood the doctor's reading of his temperature, Schatz has become "detached." His face is white from the high temperature, and he soon displays an attitude of hopelessness. Instead of sleeping, he sits staring "strangely," preferring to stay awake. He seems worried that he is...

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