Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 10 (1837), 257–65.

The Rescue  [3/3]



Serial, Short Fiction


Medical Practitioners, Morality, Piety, Medical Treatment, Disease

    Dr Fairfax observes Mrs McEwan's convalescence 'with much interest and pleasure' but is wary of the danger of relapse in 'consumptive cases' (257). Her health deteriorates with the arrival of winter. Dr Fairfax moves her back to Edinburgh and continues to treat her. Mrs McEwan dies, and Dr Fairfax proposes to adopt the orphaned children, until a landed uncle does so. In the conclusion of the story, Dr Fairfax encounters the grown-up children happily ensconced in their late uncle's estate.

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