Insurance Fraud, Part 9
‘Oh, my goodness. This is real,’ the First Voice said. Not only her words but also the tone she used expressed the deep surprise she felt. ‘Can you let me see it closely?’
‘Certainly,’ the Second Voice replied.
The loud speaking put an end to Beth’s morning nap. Waking up, she easily realised that her extraordinary full body cast was the subject of both of the vivid discussion and the great amazement. As her head was firmly fixed in the rigid mass of the Minerva cast, she couldn’t see the two visitors but only the ceiling high above her bed. The two talking females had to be standing somewhere close yet beyond Beth’s restricted field of view.
‘Can the patient hear us?’ the First Voice asked.
‘Because the head cast is extended to cover the ears, her auditory perception is somewhat reduced but she is definitely not deaf. We’ve already tested it. Most importantly, the mental functions are