Johnsy lay for a long time looking at the leaf but it still didn't fall after the storm in the evening. At last she said:-
Johnsy was suffering from pneumonia. She was certain that she would die
I will die as soon as the last leaf falls
Stop being silly! The doctor is confident that you'll get better
Sue told Behrman how Johnsy was convinced that she would die when the last leaf fell.
Is she stupid? How can she be so foolish?
Later that night
I'm sorry that I did not cooperate with you . The last leaf has shown me how wicked I've been.
Thank you, Doctor
Johnsy now has the will to live. I am confident she'll recover soon. Now I must go check Behrman. He is suffering from pneumonia
I have something to tell you. Mr. Behrman died of pneumonia this morning. Haven't you ever wondered why that leaf doesn't flutter in the wind? That's Behrman's masterpiece. He painted it the day the last leaf fell.