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THE FIRST PATIENT OF FLORENCE…

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THE FIRST PATIENT OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. It was Florence Nightingale's fondness for animals that first led her to learn something about nursing the sick. When she was a little girl of nine or ten she used to ride about the downs, near her Hampshire home, along with the parish clergyman, a great friend of her father's. This gentleman had studied medicine in his youth, and was a very kind friend to the sick poor. Florence often rode with him on his rounds, carrying on the saddle of her shaggy pony a basket of delicacies for the sick, and in this way her heart was trained to sympathy with those who suffered. One morning, as she and her friend rode over the downs, they saw old Roger, the shepherd, with his crook in his hand and a sheepskin over his shoulders, vainly trying to keep his flock to- gether. It was early spring, and the sheep were inclined to roam. "Where is your good sheep dog?" asked the clergyman of Roger; you cannot manage the sheen by yourself." Please, your reverence," said the old man, "Cap has come by a mishap; some boys threw stones at him, and I fear his leg is broken, and he will never be any good again. When I get back home I must get a rope and hang the poor beast, and put him out of his pain." "Hang Cap, dear old Cap?" cried Florence. Oli, Roger, how can you?" and the little girl's eyes filled with tears. Yes, it's a bad job, Missy," said Roger. Cap has been a faithful friend, and I can't bear to see him suffer, but he will never be any good again." Do let us go and see him," pleaded Florence, and at her earnest entreaty the clergyman rode with her over the hills to the shepherd's cottage. She could hear poor Cap moaning when she went up to the door. It was locked, but a neighbour's boy who had been left in charge of the injured dog came to open it. Florence knelt down by Cap, and at her kind, soothing words he wagged his tail, though his eyes were full of pain. The clergyman examined the injured limb, and found that it was not broken, though badly hurt and swollen. Under his instructions Florence set to work to make hot compresses. She helped the boy to make a fire of sticks, and soon had the kettle boiling. But linen cloths were wanted, and the cottage contained nothing of the kind. However, old Roger's clean Sunday smock was hanging behind the door, and under the direction of the clergyman Florence t-e it into sivH^lo and learned h0w tr 1, the hot cor" n, injured limb The 1 •? v + the rest rf 'he b side her r 'rl i" the evening wac re- warded b « look of nivui'-h leave Can"; eyes. For the first ti,,e she hr > e-1 v 0f bringing comfort and relief V-v:- n. In long years afterwards Flore- de saw the same look of g rq ■" s of wounded men as her geii fl, itfered to their wants, and thev L:o" her shadow that fell upon. their reqpcted by the tiny lamp which sh r hev hands when making her mid- s in the great hospital at Scutari. T t teil you that when old Roger re- tu; e in the evening, bringing a cord to hr" 1lt of his misery, he was overcome wit! ■ find his dog on the way to recovery, and r days which followed he did not forget to si; nraises of Miss Florence all round tho cr.i! "vside.

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