Can I think that then some one will care for me and love me ?"
" Yes, yes; then I will surely come to you, the very same day; and I love you almost as well as my grandfather," said Heidi decidedly, still sobbing.
Then the doctor pressed her hand once more and hurried on his way. But Heidi remained standing in the same spot, waving her hand again and again, until the form of her friend, as he hastened away, was a mere speck in the distance. When he turned round for the last time and looked back at Heidi, waving her hand, and the sunny mountain, he said softly to himself: —
"It is good to be on the mountain ; body and soul get well there, and life becomes happy again."