Danny and the Pink Lady PDF

by Nellie L. McClung 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter xxiii saved! that night Arthur's condition was, to Pearl's sharp eyes, alarming. He tried to quiet her fears. He would be well directly, it was nothing, nothing at all, a mere indisposition (Pearl didn't know what that was); but when she went into the granary with a pitcher of water for him, and found him writing letters in the feeble light of a lantern, she took one look at him, laid down the pitcher and hurried out to tell Tom. Tom was in the kitchen taking off his boots preparatory to going to bed. "Tom," she said excitedly, "get back into yer boots, and go for the doctor. Arthur's got the thing that Pa had, and it'll have to be cut out of him or he 'll die." "What?" Tom gasped, with one foot across his knee. "I think he has it," Pearl said, "he's actin' just like what Pa did, and he 's in awful pain, I know, only he won't let on; and we must get the doctor or he might die before mornin', and then how 'd we feel?" Tom hesitated. "Remember, Tom, he has a father and a mother and four brothers, and a girl called Thursa, and an uncle that is a bishop, and how'd we ever face them when we go to heaven if we just set around and let Arthur die?" "What is it, Pearl?" Mrs. Motherwell said coming into the room, having heard Pearl's excited tones. "It's Arthur, ma 'am. Come out and see him. You 'll see he needs the doctor. Ginger tea and mustard plasters ain't a flea-bite on a pain like what he has." "Let 's give him a dose of aconite," Tom said with conviction; "that'll fix him." Mrs. Motherwell and Pearl went over to the granary. "Don't knock at the door," Pearl whispered to her as they went. "Ye can't tell a thing about him if ye do. Arthur 'd straighten up and be polite at his own funeral. Just look in the crack there and you 'll see...

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