— Walter, I insist on your being extremely careful while working with the ill people. You know cholera spreading instantaneously among the population. Over the last week more than 800 people fell dead.
— I’ve been looking forward to my carrying out scientific experiments. I am sure of the results doing people good, they are sure to be valuable for medicine. It’s my purpose, as I’m a scholar after all.
— I’m constantly thinking of your wife, Kitty, having come here. It’s extremely dangerous for a woman to stay in May-tan-fu. I insist on her living with the nuns at the convent, as it’s much safer.
— I also object to Kitty’s walking out. I rely on you and Colonel keeping an eye on her and protecting her from possible dangers when I’m away.
— I’m really afraid of her neglecting the rules of safety. But don’t worry, Dr. Fane, we’ll do our best. I have already informed Colonel Yu of your coming here.
— By the way, Mr. Waddington, we expect you paying us a visit.
— Thank you for invitation. I don’t mind your visiting us as well. I have some more questions to discuss with you.
— I count on your assisting and supporting us. I have a very good opinion of you. I hope that colonel Yu will also be of great help.
— Well, never doubt. But I have to go, I must be at the dam in half an hour. Excuse my leaving you now. See you in the evening.
— Good bye, Mr. Waddington.