Kolyma Tales - The Chief of Political Control, A Child's Drawing, The Injector Summary & Analysis

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The Chief of Political Control, A Child's Drawing, The Injector Summary

Chief of Political Control

The new Chief of Political Control is visiting a hospital. He and his staff are checking a ward of 80 patients in the surgical block. He is on a crackdown against the practice of guards beating patients and breaking their bones. None of the patients will talk, since they will be in trouble if they talk, and the Chief will be faraway and unable to protect them. The Chief complains that all the "cursing and yelling" comes from the leadership, and that Stalin, the dictator, wants this all stopped. This creates a shudder in the hospital staff, who thinks that the man may be acting on orders directly from the great Stalin. The Chief then asks for a glucose injection, but none of the regular staff...

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