剧情：Sister Monica Joan认为她在书上看到过Martin和Ian的症状，但没有人相信她。
1、Martin; Dr Turner
Baby Martin has desperate trouble with digestion. Ian has a cough, and terrible diarrhoea.
They're both worrying small. It was the first thing I noticed when I saw them.
I'm very much afraid it sounds like failure to thrive.
Failure to thrive isn't a diagnosis, Sister. They've used that term since Victorian times.
Has the infection been ruled out?
Stool samples were tested, and swabs taken, but they came back clear. Dr Turner's tried everything.
It is the way their humours are aligned.
I have a volume detailing just the illness you describe. It dates from when Queen Anne was on the throne.
Yes, it says children such as these will not survive five years. And when their brow is kissed, they taste of salt.
It is upstairs, wrapped in chamois leather, for its vibrations must be shielded from refracted light.
We must tidy away. It's time for high tea.
You say that as though high tea will entice me to silence. I have a repository of knowledge to maintain. You may leave a plate of Marie biscuits by my door.