The Lord of Opium - Chapters 15-17 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Matt was transported via hovercraft to the hospital. From the ceiling of the craft he could see the stars, most notably the Scorpion Star to the south. The hospital was located in Paradise, the “heart” of El Patron’s empire, and was supposedly the best hospital in the world. However, all of the doctors in the empire were dead except for one. “Paradise” was a beautiful place and the hospital itself was like a mansion. The remaining doctor was Dr. Rivas, who diagnosed Matt with scarlet fever. Cienfuegos wondered if the holoport scanner had weakened Matt’s immune system.

The recovery was slow; Matt spent time resting and talking with Dr. Rivas. He told the doctor about Mirasol and her slight reactions to stimuli. The doctor told Matt not to get his hopes up about “waking Mirasol up.” Dr. Rivas was an Illegal...

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