His pervading and continual hope—a hallucination, which, in the face of all discouragement, and making light of impossibilities, haunts him while he lives, and, I fancy, like the convulsive throes of the cholera, torments him for a brief space after death—is, that finally, and in no long time, by some happy coincidence of circumstances, he shall be restored to office.
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So far, 21 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in a remote southern Philippine township.
But there was no clean water and people started dying from cholera.