The healer by Robert HerrickThe healer by Robert Herrick

The healer

byRobert Herrick

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Excerpt: ... The summer days went smilingly by, one by one, after this interruption. The young wife worked in her garden, alone now generally, for Gray Jack was helping the doctor lay the stone for the new hospital in the grove below. Sometimes she would look thoughtfully out across the Lake in the direction of the distant Settlement, where could be seen boats flying about, which meant people. She began to wonder if little Dr. Percy and the railroad man, with the pleasant smile and the agreeable manners, would come some day to make another call. Then one warm morning while she dawdled in her garden she saw a sail-boat beneath the cliff heading for the cove. Dr. Percy leaped ashore, and hastily drawing up his boat, walked over to where her husband was working. The two men talked together for some time. She could see the little doctor's gesticulations and the characteristic mopping of his round face with his handkerchief. Holden seemed to 3ay little, and at the end shaking his head turned back to his work. Dr. Percy lingered awhile, still talking, then slowly went back to his boat and without even a glance upwards pushed off and hoisted sail. The young wife, watching this pantomime from her perch, was curious to know what it meant. When her husband came up for dinner, she looked inquiringly at him, and as he said nothing, remarked: -- "Dr. Percy came over this morning." "Yes." "Why didn't he come up to see me?" "I don't know." "He came for something?" "He wanted me to see that railroad man, Elport. He's sick, and the young cub doesn't know what's the matter." "Why didn't you go back with Dr. Percy?" The reply came in an irritable flash. "Let 'em take care of themselves! I've got my own work to do." For a time she said nothing, somewhat aghast and silent, not understanding this refusal of help by h...
Title:The healerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217629156

ISBN - 13:9780217629157