Which conclusion best explain the narrator’s inability to find his own heart in the paragraph on pages 4-5 of the passage?
A. He has symptoms of an illness that weaken his heartbeat.
B. He is in a location where there is too much noise to hear anything
C. He has not received proper medical training.
D. He is inclined to believe the worst about his health.
Option D. He has not received proper medical training. The narrator’s inability to find his own heart in the paragraph on pages 4-5 of the passage is because he has not received proper medical training.
The narrator’s inability to find his own heart in the paragraph on pages 4-5 of the passage is because he has not received proper medical training. This question refers to an excerpt from the comedy novel Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome. On pages 4-5 of the passage, the narrator visits the library because he thinks he has hay fever. He picks up books on diseases and idly turns to pages which plunge him into fear. The narrator now believes he has developed all those symptoms.
This fear leads him not to feel his pulse and heartbeat. He goes to the doctor and funnily attends to him. The prescription given to him is even funnier. The doctor, in his prescription, states, “And don’t stuff up your head with things you don’t understand.”
Pages 4-5 of the Passage
I went to my medical man. He is an old chum of mine, and feels my pulse, and
looks at my tongue, and talks about the weather, all for nothing, when I fancy
I’m ill; so I thought I would do him a good turn by going to him now. “What a
doctor wants,” I said, “is practice. He shall have me. He will get more practice
out of me than out of seventeen hundred of your ordinary, commonplace
patients, with only one or two diseases each.” So I went straight up and saw him,
and he said:
“Well, what’s the matter with you?”
“I will not take up your time, dear boy, with telling you what is the matter with
me. Life is brief, and you might pass away before I had finished. But I will tell
you what is not the matter with me. I have not got housemaid’s knee. Why I
have not got housemaid’s knee, I cannot tell you; but the fact remains that I have
not got it. Everything else, however, I have got.”
And I told him how I came to discover it all.
Then he opened me and looked down me, and clutched hold of my wrist, and
then he hit me over the chest when I wasn’t expecting it – a cowardly thing to
do, I call it – and immediately afterwards butted me with the side of his head.
After that, he sat down and wrote out a prescription, and folded it up and gave it
me, and I put it in my pocket and went out.
I did not open it. I took it to the nearest chemist’s, and handed it in. The man
read it, and then handed it back.
He said he didn’t keep it.
“You are a chemist?”
“I am a chemist. If I was a co-operative stores and family hotel combined, I
might be able to oblige you. Being only a chemist hampers me.”
I read the prescription. It ran:
1 lb. beefsteak, with
1 pt. bitter beer
every 6 hours.
1 ten-mile walk every morning.
1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
And don’t stuff up your head with things you don’t understand.”
Find Answer to Question: A value is important to a society because it is _______.
The narrator’s inability to find his own heart in the paragraph on pages 4-5 of the passage is because he has not received proper medical training.