14 May 1882
Happy with my Letter, without a film of fear, Vinnie came in from a word with Austin, passing to the Train. "Emily, did you see anything in the Paper that concerned us?" "Why no, Vinnie, what"? "Mr Lord is very sick." I grasped at a passing Chair. My sight slipped and I thought I was freezing. While my last smile was ending, I heard the Doorbell ring and a strange voice said "I thought first of you." Meanwhile, Tom [Kelley] had come, and I ran to his Blue Jacket and let my Heart break there - that was the warmest place. "He will be better. Dont cry Miss Emily. I could not see you cry."
Then Vinnie came out and said "Prof. Chickering thought we would like to telegraph." He "would do it for us."
"Would I write a Telegram"? I asked the Wires how you did, and attached my name.
The Professor took it, and Abby's brave - refreshing reply I shall remember
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