"I think it was the dinner," you tell Jorge. "The lamb
and rice. Look, she only got halfway through it."
He picks up the plate of food. "But I am realizing it is
not this food," he says. "For one thing, she has had it a thousand times.
For another, I remember that lamb and rice are two foods that do NOT
give people allergies."
He thinks some more. "And I am remembering something else. The vampire
bat does not sting or poke, it makes a cut. Like this, no?" He makes
a little slashing noise. "And it only comes at night. No, I think we
are wrong to blame the vampire bat."
"So what did happen to Doctor Hernandez?" you ask. "What gave her that
Jorge shrugs. "No se," he says simply. "You tell me."
What do you tell Jorge?