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In the novel Nemesis, Nurse Edmonds is a nurse at Carristown Hospital. Elizabeth Temple was taken to this hospital after being injured by a falling boulder at Jocelyn St. Mary. One of her duties was to sit in the room where Miss Temple lay unconscious. Miss Temple was mostly unconscious but had occasional lucid moments when she asked to speak to Miss Marple. The doctors and authorities considered it important to hear what Miss Temple wanted to say and so made arrangements for Miss Marple to sit with her in case she should have another lucid moment. However the doctors felt Miss Temple may be reluctant to speak in front of strangers and so Nurse Edmonds was to sit behind a screen in a corner of the room where could not be seen but she was to be ready to give any assistance required.