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Rated: E · Short Story · Dark · #2146781
Set in medieval Europe, a very short story of one attentive doctor.
Once upon a time there was a plague doctor with a chiselled beak-shaped mask in Florence. Every day, he roamed the cobbled streets visiting anyone struck by the black death who had not yet fled the city. Rich, poor, farmer, nobles all were in equal despair. One day, he noticed some houses remained safe, like a sanctuary. While others regurgitated residents like bad food. Because of that, he decided to do what no other doctor had done before him. visit the healthy in the hope to observe any clue as to why one could escape and the other was doomed. Until finally, he realized, it was the cats that chased away the plague carrying rodents. A new pied piper of Hamelin was born.

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