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Low life

He's a great friend. He knows everything. Please don't let him phone

It's too sunny a day for a long conversation with Frank. But now my knee's gone twang

29 March 2014

9:00 AM

29 March 2014

9:00 AM

Another sunny Sunday morning and the phone rings. I pick up the receiver. It’s Frank. I groan inwardly. Frank is a doctor and an old family friend and a great talker. What he has to say is always intelligent and interesting and often funny. He will explain scientific laws or philosophical arguments or biological functions with elaborate care and in the simplest possible terms, so that even a child might understand them.

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