This book is about a girl who escapes from home with her grandfather to escape the yellow fever which her mother has. She was unwilling to go but was urged by her mother. They go on a wagon and try to enter the next county where no one has the fever but they are kicked out because her grandfather coughed a lot which could be a sign of the fever. Her grandfather gets the fever and she gets it too. As she is trying to get water for her grandfather from a stream, she passes out. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a hospital specifically built for people with the fever. She finds out that her grandfather is well again and that he walked for miles trying to find a place for her. They go back home but nobody is there. So they decide to stay there for a little bit. But some robbers come and they kill her grandfather. Then, she is reunited with her mother who isn't sick anymore at a coffee shop.
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