Aunt Judy's Annual Volume

Aunt Judy's Annual Volume

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...tears suddenly ran down their cheeks, each thought only of the later trouble, and then peace was freely made. Presently Lady Alicia came up and confirmed the good news; but all danger was not over yet, and the greater part of that day was spent by Lal and Phyllis in sitting mute as mice upon the staircase, listening to every sound that came from the sick-room, and questioning when they dared the people who passed in and out. Throughout the day the report improved; towards evening the doctor spoke quite cheerfully. That night they were able to sleep; and when they woke again it was to hear that Teddy was surely out of immediate danger. They could think now of other things, and at the breakfast-table they met the doctor. He had spent the night in the house, 'but had been out already to pay a visit in the town. ' What do you think of them?' Lady Alicia asked. He shook his head. V ' Bad cases! very bad! What can you expect under such conditions? Dirt, foul air, starvation l ' Phyllis's thoughts were in Teddy's room. Her attention was only recalled by hearing the doctor say, ' There's one little creature in that family who has more sense than many a grown-up man. If the baby lives it will be owing entirely to her. It seems she had the disease herself first, so she knows what it feels like; and there I found her, a child scarcely higher than the table, feeding the baby with beef tea and port wine, and trying to scrape out its throat.' ' Katie P' cried Lal and Phyllis in a breath. 'Just so. That's what they called her. By ove I a child like that would be worth her weight in gold if she were trained. Felt weak and empty, she said, when she was ill, and choked in...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758676
  • 9781236758675