339I: Children’s book about a Southern girl who wants to be a doctor

I was eight or nine, and this was in the early 1960s. The book opens with a wedding; the girls’ sister is marrying a Mr. Quackenbush. It’s a big Scottish American family in the South. Later her brother is bitten by a copperhead snake, and the servants’ children—I am ashamed to say they called them pickanninies-and one goes blind. It’s the first time I read the verse “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.”

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3 thoughts on “339I: Children’s book about a Southern girl who wants to be a doctor

  1. This is the letter writer. My original statement should say that the children got measles and one went blind.

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