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# Physician's Concern

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Prior to his trip into the Congo, Marlow has an exam with a European physician. Highlight the sentence in the following passage which could be taken as foreshadowing of what will happen to the members of this expedition.

The old doctor felt my pulse, evidently thinking of something else the while. Good, good for there,' he mumbled, and then with a certain eagerness asked me whether I would let him measure my head. Rather surprised, I said Yes, when he produced a thing like calipers and got the dimensions back and front and every way, taking notes carefully. He was an unshaven little man in a threadbare coat like a gaberdine, with his feet in slippers, and I thought him a harmless fool. I always ask leave, in the interests of science, to measure the crania of those going out there,' he said. And when they come back, too?' I asked. Oh, I never see them,' he remarked; and, moreover, the changes take place inside, you know.' He smiled, as if at some quiet joke. So you are going out there. Famous. Interesting too.' He gave me a searching glance, and made another note.