Harriet is Poorly

Nell: How is Harriet?

Me: Absolutely exhausted. I think we’re just going to have to let her sleep.

Nell: You don’t look that good yourself.

Me: I’m very tired. I was up with her most of the night.

Nell: I wonder what made her so sick?

Me: She might have swallowed sea water, or eaten something on our walk.

Nell: At least it’s stopped now.

Me: Yes. Finally. What a dreadful night.

Nell: David wants to know if he should bring her some dry toast and sweet tea?

Me: I think it might be best to wait for now.

Nell: What about you?

Me: Maybe later. I’m not really hungry.

Nell: A quiet day is definitely called for.

Me: You’ll get no arguments from me.

Nell: You might need to sleep yourself.

Me: I might. I think I’ve only slept a couple of hours. It was a relief to watch the sun rise, to be honest.

Nell: Don’t worry about anything. Poppy and I have everything under control.

Me: Can I hear Dave calling?

Nell; He wants to give his sister a cuddle. He can’t bear it when she’s unwell.

Me: Let him come upstairs, Nell.

Nell: Fine, but he can be quite clumsy, you know.

Me: Not when someone is unwell. He’s very gentle then. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: I’ll tell him to walk on soft paws.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Try and go back to sleep now. If you need anything I am just downstairs.

Me: Will do. Thank you. And tell the others not to worry. She’s over the worst now and just needs to rest.

Nell: I will. Now, close your eyes and relax.

Me: Yes. Dave will watch over his sister.

Nell: And over you too. You’re both precious to us.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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