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A t a curve of t h e passage Monsieur M o n o d was t h e r e h o l d i n g M a d a m e M o n o d ' s h a n d a n d exchanging with h e r t h e m o s t h a p p y a n d radiant l o o k . I have t o m a k e an effort if I w a n t t o r e m e m b e r h i m as t h e d i r e c t o r o f t h e Ins t i t u t P a s t e u r . I p a i d h i m several visits in his h u g e , sad, e m p t y office so different from t h e h a p p y p a n d e m o n i u m of a l a b . He always greeted m e with w a r m a n d joyful friendship.

Every p r e p a r a t i o n was a festival, a n d y e t it was n o t a small affair. R e n e Maze, t h e l a b o r a t o r y assistant, was in charge of this impressive m a c h i n e w h i c h occupied a place o f h o n o r in a large l a b o r a t o r y of a neighboring " s e r v i c e , " in t h e midst of a m a z e of pipes. In a c o r n e r , a c a m p - b e d was installed w h e r e Monsieur M o n o d w o u l d s p e n d t h e night t o k e e p w a t c h o n t h e g r o w t h of cultures, because t h e t h r e e of u s h a d t o t a k e t u r n s during t h e t w o days w h i c h were necessary for t h e p r o c e s s .

I have i t ! " My pencil at rest, I felt fired w i t h e n t h u s i a s m , n o t daring t o m o v e a finger for fear o f dispelling his t r e n d of t h o u g h t . In fact, h e s o o n w e n t b a c k t o his lab t o discuss t h e n e w idea or c o n c e p t j u s t b o r n in his m i n d . It was a pleasure t o w o r k w i t h J a c q u e s M o n o d . He was a very p a t i e n t p a t r o n , a n d he always r e m a i n e d c o u r t e o u s a n d t h a n k f u l . He k n e w I was doing m y best for h i m , so w h e n he saw m e o v e r w h e l m e d w i t h u r g e n t w o r k , h e t o l d m e : " D o n ' t w o r r y !

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