Out in the Cold

Out in the Cold

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...plague, child! What on earth put that into your head?" "I have been reading such a dreadful, lovely story all about it--in London, you know; and people knew it by a swelling on the neck. She saw it on his neck, and said, ' Oh, it is the plague!' And you looked at my neck, and--" "Make your mind easy, Miss Questebrune. No one catches things by reading of them--at least, not illnesses. I think you are sickening for the measles--nothing worse." "Nothing worse! Why I shall be a perfect fright! I remember when you had it, Margaret, mamma said you were hideous, red and swelled. Oh, I am not getting measles, it's all nonsense! I feel much better after that nice tea, and if you will both go away I will get up and dress for dinner, and--" "Not a bit of you. You'll find when you begin to move that you don't even wish it. Take my advice, let Margaret help you to undress, and go to bed comfortably; and I will see Lady Marjory, and see if she wishes to send for Dr. Isdell, and we shall have you well in a few days, I hope. But if you do anything foolish, and drive in the rash, you may have a serious illness." "But--Oh, my head does ache so! Only tell me--do say it is not measles that sometimes makes people ugly for ever afterwards. Oh, is it?" "Oh dear, no; that is small-pox. But if you catch cold you may have weak, red eyes for a long time," said Miss Neville artfully. Stella made no further resistance, and Margaret got her safely into bed. Stella had the measles--of that there was soon no doubt. Margaret nursed her very carefully under Miss Neville's directions, and Lady Marjory looked on. The new cook proved a capable servant, Priscilla consented to remain, and a housemaid was engaged....show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920155
  • 9781236920157