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Jack and Jill: A Village Story

Jack and Jill: A Village Story

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by Louisa May Alcott
     
 

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Jack and Jill never cared to say much about the night which followed the first coasting party of

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Jack and Jill never cared to say much about the night which followed the first coasting party of the season, for it was the saddest and the hardest their short lives had ever known. Jack suffered most in body; for the setting of the broken leg was such a painful job, that it wrung several sharp cries from him, and made Frank, who helped, quite weak and white with sympathy, when it was over. The wounded head ached dreadfully, and the poor boy felt as if bruised all over, for he had the worst of the fall. Dr. Whiting spoke cheerfully of the case, and made so light of broken legs, that Jack innocently asked if he should not be up in a week or so.

"Well, no; it usually takes twenty-one days for bones to knit, and young ones make quick work of it," answered the doctor, with a last scientific tuck to the various bandages, which made Jack feel like a hapless chicken trussed for the spit.

"Twenty-one days! Three whole weeks in bed! I shouldn't call that quick work," groaned the dismayed patient, whose experience of illness had been limited.

"It is a forty days' job, young man, and you must make up your mind to bear it like a hero. We will do our best; but next time, look before you leap, and save your bones. Good-night; you'll feel better in the morning. No jigs, remember;" and off went the busy doctor for another look at Jill, who had been ordered to bed and left to rest till the other case was attended to.

Any one would have thought Jack's plight much the worse, but the doctor looked more sober over Jill's hurt back than the boy's compound fractures; and the poor little girl had a very bad quarter of an hour while he was trying to discover the extent of the injury.

"Keep her quiet, and time will show how much damage is done," was all he said in her hearing; but if she had known that he told Mrs. Pecq he feared serious consequences, she would not have wondered why her mother cried as she rubbed the numb limbs and placed the pillows so tenderly.

Jill suffered most in her mind; for only a sharp stab of pain now and then reminded her of her body; but her remorseful little soul gave her no peace for thinking of Jack, whose bruises and breakages her lively fancy painted in the darkest colors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013375697
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Series:
Unforgotten Classics , #1
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File size:
336 KB

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Jack and Jill: A Village Story 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Marcia Boardman More than 1 year ago
This book has been scanned, but not proofread. The typos and formatting makes it unreadable to me. Try Project Gutenberg instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BORING!!!!!!!:l
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just dont know wut to say...im twelve and used to LOVEthe poem....or is this version different
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not reading it again i dont know the words cuz of the typos.
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Iz this good im like the only modern person riting revs on this book- K
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Totlly creepy and sad
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Boring!
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I Really Need It.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this book is so old and the reviews too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story that was sooo interesting!!!!!!!!!!!