A Noise at the Window
slide the bottle marked "Penicillin G" out of the rack, and twist one
of the syringes free. Then, holding them in your hands, you hesitate.
"Whoa," says a voice at the window. It's Zack. "Serious
medicine, pal. Let me in."
You help Zack climb back through the window. "That for
the bloody guy? Antibiotic?" he asks, and you nod. He looks closer at
the bottle. "That's not what they're using at the hospital," he says,
"It's not?" you say. "Are you sure?"
Zack gives you a look. "Sure I'm sure. Penicillin, like
duh! Everyone knows about penicillin."
"All right," you say. "So what were
"Uh, I don't remember exactly," he says. "One of those
chemical names. You know. Barbisol. Acidophilus. Something like that.
What makes you think penicillin will work?"
Continue with the mystery