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Chapter 18 - (VERSO)

twins for nothing. Down that ipecac went, not only once, but many times during the long, anxious night when the two little girls worked patiently over the suffering Minnie May and Young Mary Joe (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)L10(end superscript) kept on a roaring fire and heated more water than would have been needed for a hospital of croupy babies.

It was three o’clock when Matthew came with the doctor, for he had been obliged to go all the way to Spencervale for one. But the pressing need for assistance was past. Minnie May was much better and was sleeping soundly.

“I was awfully near giving up in despair,” exclaimed Anne. “She got worse and worse (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)M10(end superscript) till I actually thought she was going to choke to


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, honestly anxious to do all she could,

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until she was sicker than ever the Hammond twins were, even the last pair.


pastel image of two young girls and an aproned woman huddled over a swaddled young child next to a roaring fire

"the two little girls worked patiently over the suffering Minnie May": Sybil Tawse illustration of the long night from 1933.