Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year old who leaves the comforts of her city home to teach school in the impoverished ... See full summary »
The King family receives some devastating news: Cecily's month long persistent cough is diagnosed as consumption, which the medical profession is commonly calling tuberculosis. Between the two options provided to the Kings by their family doctor, Dr. Snow, Janet and Alec decide to care for Cecily at home rather than sending her away to a sanatorium. Janet in particular feels it is her responsibility to ensure that she provides direct care to Cecily, who she feels, in hindsight, has been their neglected child - the one who never fusses or complains, but as such does not get the attention. Beyond the family's concern for Cecily's health, the townsfolk have a more self-interested concern of having contact with anyone in the King family. Although Simon and Muriel do not believe Felix or Felicity a risk, Simon temporarily relieves Felix of his duties, while Felicity voluntarily resigns. With her free time and on Muriel's advice, Felicity decides to read up on the disease and the care for ... Written by
My future is completely black. I'm doomed! Absolutely none of my clothes are right. I might as well just have "Farm Girl" stitched in large letters across my back.
Oh, now, Felicity!
I can't go to teacher's college. I won't! Why on earth did I apply for entry this term? I have nothing at all to wear. Mother, you've got to help me.
Felicity, you're going to school to learn, not to sport the latest fashion.
Well, how am I supposed to concentrate on learning if I don't look my best?
You have ...
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