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smallpox
used in Anne Of Green Gables

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a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
  • I thought you were desperately ill with smallpox and everybody deserted you, but I went boldly to your bedside and nursed you back to life; and then I took the smallpox and died and I was buried under those poplar trees in the graveyard and you planted a rosebush by my grave and watered it with your tears; and you never, never forgot the friend of your youth who sacrificed her life for you.
    Chapter 16 — Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results (42% in)
  • I thought you were desperately ill with smallpox and everybody deserted you, but I went boldly to your bedside and nursed you back to life; and then I took the smallpox and died and I was buried under those poplar trees in the graveyard and you planted a rosebush by my grave and watered it with your tears; and you never, never forgot the friend of your youth who sacrificed her life for you.
    Chapter 16 — Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results (42% in)
  • "Oh, Diana, do you suppose that it's possible you're really taking the smallpox?
    Chapter 16 — Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results (60% in)

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