• It came to Mr. Blood, as he trudged forward under the laden apple-trees on that fragrant, delicious July morning, that man—as he had long suspected—was the vilest work of God, and that only a fool would set himself up as a healer of a species that was best exterminated.

    Rafael Sabatini (2016). “Delphi Complete Works of Rafael Sabatini (Illustrated)”, p.2979, Delphi Classics