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The Ponsonby Diamonds

Stories from the Diary of a Doctor

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Author: L.T. Meade
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,213 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Category: PS
Series: Queen's Quorum
Downloads: 1,271
Added to site: 2006.02.27 12815

elegram," she said. "We are in terrible trouble here. Violet is in the strangest condition. She is very feverish: her strength seems completely gone. She lies hour after hour moaning to herself, and takes little notice of anyone."

"How long has this state of things gone on?" I asked.

"The complete breakdown only took place yesterday, but Miss Temple assures me that Violet has been failing for some time. Her father and I noticed on one or two occasions that she seemed pale and languid, but as there was a good deal to excite her, we put her fatigue down to that source. Under your judicious treatment and the admirable care Miss Temple gave her we considered her perfectly recovered, and it did not enter into our minds that a recurrence of the old attack was possible."

"When you speak of Lady Violet having much to excite her, you doubtless allude to her engagement?" I said. "I saw it officially announced in the Morning Post. I judged from it that she had quite recovered."

Lady Erstfield



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