Doc Williams; A Tale Of The Middle West

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byCharles Henry Lerrigo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... XXX THE CLOUDS ROLL BY BELLE made quick time covering the familiar route to the Goodman home, in spite of the storm. Elsie answered the doctor's knock. "Why, Doctor Williams! Come right in out of the storm. When did we have such a night? You've come to see papa, haven't you, and you know you doctors are such terrible people he couldn't even stay home on a night like this. Come and sit down, Doctor. You know Mr. Thornton, don't you?" "I must n't stay, my dear," replied the doctor. "I mus' find him. It's fer my boy. He's stricken with dipthery. The oil ain't doin' no good an' the Lord has laid it on me to git yore paw ter give him his med'sin. I kain't wait, Elsie. I'm afraid. My boy is pow'ful sick." Elsie's face turned very white under this recital, but she kept herself under control, as became a doctor's daughter. "I'm afraid it's going to be hard to reach father, Doctor. He's at the Beecher place in the lower valley. You know how the road has to wind around to get there, and that long stretch around the marsh. It makes eight or nine miles of heavy road. We figured it to-night before papa started, and I told him if I were he I would just drop down the Stairsteps like I used to do. Jake drove him over before dark, and they didn't expect to try to come back to-night." "What did you mean by the Stairsteps, Miss Goodman?" Thornton asked. "Doctor knows," replied Elsie. "It's a footpath down the side of the Bluff that shortens the distance to little over a mile. In fine weather any active person can use it, but there are a few places that are dangerous at any time." "Yes, I've travelled it, Elsie," said the doctor. "An' I b'leeve I kin travel it to-night agen. It's goin' ter save an hour or two fer the boy, when hours count. I know where Beecher's is an' I'll tr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... XXX THE CLOUDS ROLL BY BELLE made quick time covering the familiar route to the Goodman home, in spite of the storm. Elsie answe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217703062

ISBN - 13:9780217703062

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