The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82495   Message #1522246
Posted By: Rapparee
15-Jul-05 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Waaaaay UP! To Alaska....
Subject: RE: BS: Waaaaay UP! To Alaska....
Some time later I again awakened. Someone was fiddling around on my forehead.

"Lie still, my son. I'm Father Raphael, and I'm giving you Last Rites. They will ease your passage into Heaven."

"What the..." I exploded. "Wadda mean, 'Last Rites'?"

"My son, when they found you you were completely frozen. We thawed you here, in our humble hospital, but frostbite-caused gangerene has spread from your ears to you head, and I'm afraid...you must be brave, braver than you have been in bringing the serum to us. Because, as you know, the only sure cure for gangerene is amputation."

"GOLLY!" I exclaimed. "To cure me they're gonna cut off my head???"

"Yes, my son, I'm afraid so," said the kindly old priest. "So you must be very, very brave."

I sank back down in the clean fresh sheets with a sigh. Somewhere in my head a tiny little voice was saying, "Screw this bullsh*t -- let's git outa here!"