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  • To have heard him asking Sondelius about his experience in plague epidemics, one would have believed that Martin found the Black Death delightful.
  • That day, concealing from Gottlieb his abandonment of the quest for the fundamental nature of phage, Martin set about fighting pneumonia, before attacking the Black Death.
  • He heard men shrieking in delirium; a dozen times he saw that face of terror—sunken bloody eyes, drawn face, open mouth—which marks the Black Death; and once he beheld an exquisite girl child in coma on the edge of death, her tongue black and round her the scent of the tomb.

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  • If it were possible to run from disease spirits, the medieval Europeans would’ve put on their track shoes and escaped the Black Death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Now mice, however small or harmless, are rats to me—snarling, needle-fanged wharf inhabitants whose fleas carry the black death and whose bite is rabid.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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