DOCTOR OX'S EXPERIMENT : CHAPTER XII.
IN WHICH YGENE, THE ASSISTANT, GIVES A REASONABLE PIECE OF ADVICE,
WHICH IS EAGERLY REJECTED BY DOCTOR OX.
“Well, master,” said Ygene
next day, as he poured the pails of sulphuric acid
into the troughs of the great battery.
“Well,” resumed Doctor
Ox, “was I not right? See to what not only
the physical developments of a whole nation, but its
morality, its dignity, its talents, its political
sense, have come! It is only a question of molecules.”
“No doubt; but ”
“Do you not think that matters
have gone far enough, and that these poor devils should
not be excited beyond measure?”
“No, no!” cried the doctor; “no!
I will go on to the end!”
“As you will, master; the experiment,
however, seems to me conclusive, and I think it time
“To close the valve.”
cried Doctor Ox. “If you attempt it, I’ll