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to Dr. Craven, who dropped in to inspect him. " He's in such good spirits that it makes him stronger."
" I'll call in again later in the afternoon, after he has come in," said Dr. Craven. " I must see how the going out agrees with him. I wish," in a very low voice, " that he would let you go with him."
" I'd rather give up the case this moment, sir, than even stay here while it's suggested," answered the nurse with sudden firmness.
" I hadn't really decided to suggest it," said the doctor, with his slight nervousness. " We'll try the experiment. Dickon's a lad I'd trust with a new-born child."
The strongest footman in the house carried Colin down-stairs and put him in his wheeled chair near which Dickon waited outside. After the manservant had arranged his rugs and cushions the Rajah waved his hand to him and to the nurse.
" You have my permission to go," he said, and they both disappeared quickly and it must be confessed giggled when they were safely inside the house.
Dickon began to push the wheeled chair slowly and steadily. Mistress Mary walked beside it and Colin leaned back and lifted his face to the sky. The arch of it looked very high and the