Harper's Young People, February 10, 1880

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,151 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 885
Added to site: 2009.03.18
mnybks.net#: 23727
Origin: gutenberg.org
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bag was a written recipe for the Sudden Remedy--a sure cure for rheumatism, sprains, bruises, and all lamenesses. The bag and the recipe were given her by an Indian woman. To make the Sudden Remedy, grandma got roots, herbs, barks, twigs, leaves, mints, moss, and tree gum. These were scraped, grated, or pounded; sifted, weighed, measured, stewed, and stirred; and the juice simmered down with the oil of juniper, and bumble-bees' wax, and various smarty, peppery, slippery things whose names must be kept private for a particular reason. The Sudden Remedy cured her instantly; and as meal was wanted, and no other person could be spared from the place, she offered to go to mill.

She went in the vehicle--an old chaise which had lost its top--taking with her her bottle of the Sudden Remedy, in case, as Mr. Stimpcett said, the rheumatism should return before she did.

"Shall you be back by sunset?" asked Mr. Stimpcett, as he fastened the bag underneath the vehicle.

"Oh yes," said she; "I shall eat

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