We have to isolate you in case you develop the disease
We are not sick
The Mekelvie family were getting dinner ready when they hear an urgent knock on the door. Mrs Mekelvie opens the door to find a distressed Mrs Howard saying that Albert is sick.
Those workers don't want to be near us
We are not even sick!
Mr Mekelvie goes over to the Howard's house to see what type of sickness Albert might have. He is not feeling better the next day and so Mr and Mrs Howard fetch the doctor and he soon realizes that it is the plague.
no point in having injections if it is miasmas
you need injections
'The doctor fetched the health officers, now Albert and his family has to go to a plague hospital. The neighbors left and right to the Howard's house have to go too as they have come in contact with the victim this includes the Mekelvies.
I am very sorry to say, but, your son died last night
The Mekelvie's, Stanley's and Howard's get rushed into the van and drive away. The van soon stops and Mr Howard and rushes out and ask what is wrong. 'The workers don't want to be near the victims,' Mr Howard says when he gets ushered back into the van.
Why did we stop
The families were taken to an old house. The matrons said they all needed to have a bath and get into new clothes so they can burn there old ones. Also, they all needed to be inoculated with needles so they will not get the disease.
The families got taken to there separate cottages and awaited the news of Albert's health. In the morning the doctor, Mr Bennet, walked up to the cottages and delivered the bad news to the three families. 'I am very sorry to say, but, your son died last night.'