to. Your brother should not have allowed it to get into this state."
"Well, you see, Dr. Raynor, some days he's been bad abed, and I didn't trouble him with it then; and young Pellet don't seem to know much about they bad places."
"You should have come to me. Bell, how is your wife to-day?"
"Pretty much as usual," said surly Bell. "If she's worse, it's through the Seven Whistlers. She don't like to hear tell of them."
"Why did you tell her?"
Josiah Bell lifted his cold light eyes in wonder. "Could I keep such a thing as that to myself, Dr. Raynor? It comes as a warning, and must be guarded against. That is, as far as we can guard against it."
"Has the sickness returned?"
"For the matter of that, she always feels sick. I should just give her some good strong doses of