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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Diseasemaker's Croup, and In The End Summary & Analysis

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Diseasemaker's Croup, and In The End Summary

"Diseasemaker's Croup" is a description of the various stages of a fictional disease called Diseasemaker's Croup. Someone inflicted with the disease will find themselves troubled by headaches, an upset stomach, trembling and rashes. The disease will affect the person's speech and thought processes, causing them to interrupt normal speech with observations about made-up diseases and their cures. The people who suffer from it are often the people who are least suspected, making it difficult to diagnose. Eventually all conversation will dissolve into nonsense, though occasional bursts of sense will crop up now and again. This is pitiable, but the medical man must harden his heart, because made-up diseases have no place in the real world.

"In The End" tells the story of the end of mankind's life on Earth. Man and Woman return...

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