Harry advanced a step nearer, and Maud drew further back.
"He will come to-morrow," replied Maud; "he is illâ€”very ill, but may get better if he has a physician."
"Prithee, what is the matter?" she asked, seeing their anxious faces. "Is the poor man much hurt?"
Bertram and Bessie were almost as eager as their father to hear all about their brother, and so in the hearing of them all, Maud told how she had been fetched to the cottage that evening to see Harry.