A sickness has broken out and 64 people have alreadydied. Some people say that the sickness is caused from the rotting coffee beans from the Cook Coffee House.
Alone and Afraid
Mother gets sick! She has the yellow fever and Mattie is forced to leave town with her grandfather.
Grandpa and Mattie were kicked off the wagon and spent the night at a chestnut tree. Mattie gets Yellow Fever and is put into a sickroom at Bush Hill. When she gets better, they want to send her to an orphanage.
They have gotten home and spent the night, but then two crooks broke in. They found Mattie and Grandpa and wanted their silver. They killed Grandpa, but Mattie scared them away with the sword. Before they got away Mattie cut one of them with the sword.