He was shivering, his face was white, and he walked slowly as though it ached to move.
A Day's Wait by Ernest Hemingway He came into the room to shut the windows while we were still in bed and I saw he looked ill. He was shivering, his face was white, and he walked slowly as though it ached to move.
When I put my hand on his forehead I knew he had a fever. One was to bring down the fever, another a purgative, the third to overcome an acid condition.
The germs of influenza can only exist in an acid condition, he explained. He seemed to know all about influenza and said there was nothing to worry about if the fever did not go above one hundred and four degrees.
This was a light epidemic of flu and there was no danger if you avoided pneumonia. His face was very white and there were dark areas under his eyes.
He lay still in the bed and seemed very detached from what was going on. I sat at the foot of the bed and read to myself while I waited for it to e time to give another capsule.
It would have been natural for him to go to sleep, but when I looked up he was looking at the foot of the bed, looking very strangely. It was a bright, cold day, the ground covered with a sleet that had frozen so that it seemed as if all the bare trees, the bushes, the cut brush and all the grass and the bare ground ahd been varnished with ice.
I took the young Irish setter for a little walk up the road and along a frozen creek, but it was difficult to stand or walk on the glassy surface and the red dog slipped and slithered and I fell twice, hard, once dropping my gun and having it slide away over the ice.
We flushed a covey of quail under a high clay bank with overhanging brush and I killed two as they went out of sight over the top of the bank.
Some of the covey lit in trees, but most of them scattered into brush piles and it was necessary to jump on the ice-coated mounds of brush several times before they would flush. Coming out while you were poised unsteadily on the icy, springy brush they made difficult shooting and I killed two, missed five, and started back pleased to have found a covey close to the house and happy there were so many left to find on another day.
At the house they said the boy had refused to let any one come into the room. I took his temperature. It was one hundred and two and four tenths. He was evidently holding tight onto himself about something. I heard him say a hundred and two. On that thermometer thirty-seven is normal.
You know, like how many kilometers we make when we do seventy miles in the car?
But his gaze at the foot of the bed relaxed slowly. The hold over himself relaxed too, finally, and the next day it was very slack and he cried very easily at little things that were of no importance. Posted by the maVerick at Click to read more about The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway.
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A DAY’S WAIT by E. Hemingway He came into the room to shut the windows while me were still in bed and I saw he looked ill. He was shivering, his face was white, and . A day’s wait is an excellent story written by ‘Ernest Hemingway’. This simple story revolves round a nine year old child named “Schatz”, his father and his doctor.
Hemmingway’s style, read the lines and comment on the style used there. Is it a good example of Hemmingway’s writing style? Is it a good example of Hemmingway’s writing style?
In your answer use evidence from the passage. A Day`s Wait is a story written by Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway and did first appear in the Snows of Kilimanjaro in The story is told by a young boy`s father and are centered around the boy. A Day's Wait" by Ernest Hemingway. from Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza "A Day's Wait" by Ernest Hemingway Vocabulary Warm-up Word Lists Stúdy these words from Barrio Boy and "A Day's Wait.
" Then, complete the activities. Word List A condition [kuhn DISH uhnl n. general health or physical fitness.