An Enemy of the People
Petra (lifting her glass). Your health, father!
Hovstad and Billing. Your health, Doctor! Good health!
Horster (touches glasses with DR. STOCKMANN). I hope it will bring you
nothing but good luck.
Dr. Stockmann. Thank you, thank you, my dear fellows! I feel tremendously
happy! It is a splendid thing for a man to be able to feel that he has done a
service to his native town and to his fellow-citizens. Hurrah, Katherine! (He puts
his arms round her and whirls her round and round, while she protests with
laughing cries. They all laugh, clap their hands, and cheer the DOCTOR. The
boys put their heads in at the door to see what is going on.)