Heyton wiped the sweat from his face, his head sank on his breast; he was in a condition of coma; so stupefied, indeed, that it was only by an effort he could follow the detective's next words, "There is only one other person well, say, two who suspect you, Lord Heyton. But she will keep her lips shut. She is your wife fortunately for you."
And I never laid eyes on it but what I burnt the wind for the ranch the same night. I used to see her in that coma mott back of the little horse-corral." "We knowed it," chanted Baldy; "but we never let on. We was all for you. We knowed why you always kept that fast paint in camp.
"Cap'n, I could fire your missiles now, if you was to want me to," he was saying. I struggled to speak. "No. Wait." I hoped he heard me. I floated a long time in a strange state between coma and consciousness. The stuff Kramer had given me was potent. It kept my mind fairly clear even when my senses were out of action. I thought about the situation aboard my ship.
Loram bowed, and as the judge subsided into his normal state of coma he turned to the triumphant witness. "Do you remember anything remarkable occurring on the twenty-third of November the year before last?" "Yes. Mr. John Bellingham called at our house." "How did you know he was Mr. John Bellingham?" "I didn't; but he said he was, and I supposed he knew." "At what time did he arrive?"
He had still a clear mind, but with ominous lapses of unconsciousness that foreboded the end; and in these intervals of coma, as we wheeled him to and fro on the veranda in an invalid chair in an attempt to refresh him with the motion of the sea air he would swing his right hand upward, with an old pulpit gesture, and say "Priesthood!
Strange ordinance of strange elements! There!" and he let her hands go free "They are not injured, nor are you." She was silent pouting her under-lip like a spoilt child, and rubbing one finger where a ring had dinted her flesh. "So you actually think I have coma here to get away from YOU?" he went on "Well for once your ineffable conceit is mistaken.
Men and women ran hither and thither, for the most part aimlessly, as though in some strange state of coma where the mind refused its functions. They talked and cried and shouted at each other in frenzy without knowing what they said some with tears raining down their faces, others with blank countenances, no sign of emotion upon them other than in their wild, dilated eyes.
In a lull of the wind both heard something that made them start. Aroused from her feverish coma by the two men falling against her, Annadoah suddenly cried aloud. The two men stood stone-still, locked in a deadly grip. At that moment Annadoah felt the warmth of their panting breath as they paused near her. Where she was at first she did not realize. She heard a clamor of wind and breaking waters.
Finally we must consider the meaning of the deep stupor where no mentation of any kind can be proven and where none but vegetative functions seem to be operating. This state is either one of organic coma, in which case it marks the appearance of a physical factor not evidenced in the milder stages, or else it is the acme of this regression by withdrawal of interest.
The infectious form of white scours may be diagnosed by the history of the outbreak. In this form of the disease, a large percentage of the young are affected and the death-rate is very high. Calves and lambs frequently die of an acute congestion of the fourth stomach. In this disease, the symptoms appear shortly after feeding. It is characterized by colicky pains, convulsions and coma.