Domestic 15

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returning with accounts of the 15
various things she had found in
her reconnoitering of the house with
eager questions as to their price.
Then after trying to draw me
into a religious discussion she
would tell me in firm tones there
was something radically wrong
with the baby - his head was too
large - his crying unnatural
She never had seen nothing like
him - and could not stay another
day to fuss with him. At first -
she was profuse with advice -
I must drink biled[?] water,
then gool-thread[?] which she
drew from her pocket, steeped
and poured down the tiny throat -
would save us all - then this
old root grated + sweetened
or that herb steeped with