Cry in the Night

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Cry in the Night
Description opened drawers and cupboards, turned lights and taps on and off, and made enough noise to awaken his wife. She descended the stairs in her robe and slippers just as the young man carried his pallid and shivering young wife into the house . The patient was placed on the sofa, and the doctor and his wife and the young husband proceeded to do all they could to get her warm so the medical emergency could be investigated, When the doctor had made an examination and asked questions, he decided the next step in the treatment was some hot food. This young couple not only did not have money for a doctor, or even a quilt, but what little they did have had to be spent for gas to get them to their new job, so both of them had been going hungry. By morning, after food, warmth, rest and medication, the young woman had color in her face and could smile and talk a little. Although the doctor tried to persuade them to stay a while more, they said they simply had to drive on to meet a deadline.. So, the doctor counted out some pills from a big brown bottle and told the couple what had to be done. He assured them that the illness could be serious, but that it was not as they had feared, fatal. "You roust get your wife to a place where she can be kept warm, and you must see that she eats, takes the medicine, and if she is not better in a couple of days, you will have to get her to another doctor. Do you think you can manage that?" The young man took the medicine and listened attentively to the doctor's orders, then, in the stricken voice of misery he mumbled, "Yes, when we get to Provo we can manage, and now we can make it there." "But," sobbed the miserable girl, "we can't pay you until we start getting paido And your bill? What has all this cost? All night--both of you--and food, and warmth, and medicine, and the doctoring, and this blanket? 1 will get well, I am sure I will! We are. going to be all right, except now we are in debt---- She could not go on. 58
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325675
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