Brother Michael was standing at the door of the infirmary and from the door of the dark cabinet on his right came a smell like medicine.
The prefect was there again and it was his voice that was saying that he was to get up, that Father Minister had said he was to get up and dress and go to the infirmary.
That was the infirmary.
I am in the infirmary.
They said you got stinking stuff to drink when you were in the infirmary.
And he remembered the evening in the infirmary in Clongowes, the dark waters, the light at the pierhead and the moan of sorrow from the people when they had heard.
The figure of his old master, so strangely re-arisen, brought back to Stephen’s mind his life at Clongowes: the wide playgrounds, swarming with boys; the square ditch; the little cemetery off the main avenue of limes where he had dreamed of being buried; the firelight on the wall of the infirmary where he lay sick; the sorrowful face of Brother Michael.
Then he had been sent away from home to a college, he had made his first communion and eaten slim jim out of his cricket cap and watched the firelight leaping and dancing on the wall of a little bedroom in the infirmary and dreamed of being dead, of mass being said for him by the rector in a black and gold cope, of being buried then in the little graveyard of the community off the main avenue of limes.
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She felt ill and went to the infirmary.
Being far too ill to remain in the common prison, he was removed, after the first day or so, into the infirmary.