Chapter 1 The Creature in the ShopMy name is Dr Frederick Treves. I am a doctor at the London Hospital.One day in 1884, I saw a picture in the window of a shop near the hospital.I stopped in front of the shop and looked at the picture.At first I felt interested, then I felt angry, then afraid.It was a horrible, ugly picture.There was a man in the picture, but he did not look like you and me.He did not look like a man. He looked like an elephant.I read the writing under the picture.It said: Come in and see the Elephant Man. 2 pence.I opened the door and went in.There was a man in the shop.He was a dirty man in an old coat with a cigarette in his mouth.'What do you want?' he asked.'I'd like to see the elephant man, please,' I said.The man looked at me angrily.'Well, you can't,' he said. 'The shop's closing now. You can come back tomorrow.'