There must have been an idea more powerful than all the calamities and sorrows of this world, famine or torture, leprosy or plague—an idea which entered into the heart, directed and enlarged the springs of life, and made even that hell supportable to humanity!
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Hundreds of thousands of new cases of leprosy are contracted each year; though it is rare in developed countries.
Park could tell her that he had lice and leprosy and parasitic worms living in his mouth, and she would still put on fresh ChapStick.