Excerpt: ... mark upon the science of the day. He is my first and
my most distinguished pupil. I assure you, Ada, that his 'Remarks
upon the Bile-Pigments, with special reference to Urobilin, ' is
likely to live as a classic. It is not too much to say that he has
revolutionised our views about Urobilin." He paused, but his sister
sat silent, with bent head and flushed cheeks. The little ebony
cross rose and fell with her hurried breathings. "Dr. James M'Murdo
O'Brien has, as you know, the offer of the physiological chair at
Melbourne. He has been in Australia five years, and has a brilliant
future before him. To-day he leaves us for Edinburgh, and in two
months' time he goes out to take over his new duties. You know his
feeling towards you. It rests with you as to whether he goes out
alone. Speaking for myself, I cannot imagine any higher mission for
a woman of culture than to go through life in the company of a man
who is capable of such a research as that which Dr. James M'Murdo
O'Brien has brought to a successful conclusion." "He has not spoken
to me," murmured the lady. "Ah, there are signs which are more
subtle than speech," said her brother, wagging his head. "You are
pale. Your vasomotor system is excited. Your arterioles have
contracted. Let me entreat you to compose yourself. I think I hear
the carriage. I fancy that you may have a visitor this morning,
Ada. You will excuse me now." With a quick glance at the clock he
strode off into the hall, and within a few minutes he was rattling
in his quiet, well-appointed brougham through the brick-lined
streets of Birchespool. His lecture over, Professor Ainslie Grey
paid a visit to his laboratory, where he adjusted several
scientific instruments, made a note as to the progress of three
separate infusions of bacteria, cut half a dozen sections with a
microtome, and finally resolved the difficulties of seven different
gentlemen, who were pursuing researches in as many separate lines
of inquiry. Having thus...
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