Chapter 12 Summary

No one finds Dr. Stone that night. In the morning Matron asks Adam, compound maker for the hospital, to send their waiting patients to the Russian hospital. When the phone rings, Matron eagerly answers it, hoping for some news about the missing doctor. It is the Minister of the Pen, offering the Emperor’s condolences for Missing Hospital’s loss. Matron wonders how the Emperor learned about their loss so quickly, but he keeps his power by knowing such things. Before hanging up, the Minister tells Matron that the Emperor will appreciate hearing about any member of the Imperial Bodyguard who shows up at Missing for surgery. Matron tells him they have closed the surgery because their surgeon is “indisposed,” struck with grief...

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