“They turn all fever victims away. Your cook can care for your mother. Your grandfather can travel with you. This is the best for all.”
Mattie staying with Eliza.
" For long days and nights, stories flew over my head as I slept in my narrow bed at Bush Hill. Nurses and doctors, weeping relatives, and volunteers from the Free African Society whispered their sorrows. " (page 105)
Lucille and Mattie reuniting after the yellow fever spread.
" By the time we reached the coffee house it was mid-day... The destruction of the kitchen was greater... Someone broke through the window. You locked the door, Grandfather. It's not your fault. " (page 123-124)
" Joseph and Eliza agreed that I couldn't live alone, not with the deserted streets as dangerous as the crowded sickrooms. " ( page 189 )
" I dashed across the street without looking. Mother! I gathered her in my arms. She felt like a frail bird. " (page 234)