By Helen Wells
Little does Nurse Cherry notice whilst exotic Sir Ian Barclay is rushed via his nephew Lloyd to Hilton health facility that her most recent case will hold her north to misty, sea-beaten Balfour Island, off the rugged coast of wind-swept Newfoundland. "Sudden hemorrhage of a peptic ulcer," Dr. Joe Fortune had quick clinically determined, and Cherry is assigned to take care of the truculent yet endearing outdated Scotsman. Cherry quickly suspects that greater than disorder is being concerned the peppery proprietor of the Balfour Iron Mines, and her suspicions in basic terms deepen upon their arrival at Barclay apartment on Balfour Island.
True, there's difficulty on the mines. however the mysterious activities of Sir Ian's erstwhile good friend, Jock Cameron, strength Cherry to finish that difficulty of even larger end result is within the making. What carry does the industrialist Broderick have over Sir Ian? who's "Little Joe" Tweed, and why does his trawler Heron experience at anchor off Balfour Island?
The startling strategy to this baffling secret waits for Cherry in 3 various locations: deep within the salt-stained recesses of Rogues' Cave, within the musty tower room of Barclay condominium, and within the gap at the hill. yet first Cherry needs to face the consequences of an island typhoon, as she and the island health care provider fight to avoid wasting the group of a shoal-wrecked boat.
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It was as though something worried him and he was trying not to let it bother him. For instance, he would sit lost in thought. I would have to repeat a question a couple of times before he heard me. Then he would rouse himself, so to speak, and answer. Once in a while we might even talk for a time. But it was not until we made our first stop at some iron mines in the upper peninsula of Michigan that he became enthusiastic about anything. There he saw some methods being used in the mines 22 CHERRY AMES, ISLAND NURSE that he wanted to try out in our Balfour Mines.
You, Mr. Barclay,” Cherry accused him, “are simply a younger Barclay than the one in there,” pointing to the other room. ” Lloyd Barclay’s dark-gray eyes regarded her sadly. “I dinna haud with compliments and ye canna take ma mind off its purpose with fancy words,” he said righteously. ” “I accept with pleasure, Mr. Barclay,” she said in her most ladylike tones. chapter iv Lloyd cherry felt pleasant and at ease with the world when she went to her locker to get her handbag and powder her nose, after telling Lloyd Barclay to meet her in the visitors’ lounge.
Exclaimed Mrs. Ames. ” “We did,” Cherry and her father declared in unison. Cherry and her mother and father set a date that seemed best for everyone—Friday of the following week. The next day, Cherry was giving Sir Ian his noontime milk and cream when Lloyd came to visit his uncle, and she invited Lloyd to dinner. He accepted enthusiastically. ” exclaimed Sir Ian. “Asks you to a good dinner at the same time she’s conniving with the doctor to keep me on Dr. ” LLOYD 41 Sir Ian might growl, but all the same, Cherry could see that he was enormously pleased.