“Well; Serene you can park your wagon in the field down here if you would like to follow me.’ Is there anyone else with you?
Yes,’ my older sister Adrianna but she is sick we need a doctor urgently this is why I ask for work so I can pay the doctor.’
“Okay just follow me then and I will get someone.
Brian kept looking back at the Romanian beauty leading the piebald horse.
She had black curled hair that was long and her eyes were like shining emeralds. Her rounded face and full lips had Brian bedazzled.
He opened the gate and then led the horse into the field.
“Can I take a look at your sister please?”
“Yes climb up.’
Brian pushed aside the canvas opening to the wagon and he saw the woman lying on the makeshift bed he felt her brow and knew right off that she had a high fever.
“We have got to get her temperature down or she will die.’
“Has she eaten anything in the last twenty four hours?
Just some mushrooms?
“Are you sure they were mushrooms because some look like mushrooms but are poisonous.’
Brian ran from the wagon up to the farm house shouting for his father.
“What’s wrong said his father as he came out of the barn. Phone a doctor dad it’s urgent there’s a girl who’s eaten some toadstools I think. Hurry dad I think she’s dying. “She’s in the field as you come up the path.”
Bryan got some ice from the refrigerator then ran back to the wagon.
He climbed on board where Serene was sitting with her sister talking in Romanian.
Brian put the ice pack on her head and waited for the doctor to arrive.
Thomas meanwhile explained to the doctor on the phone what his son had told him.
The doctor told Thomas to get the girl to drink water immediately he was on his way.
Thomas went to the field and called his son.
Brian leapt down from the wagon and ran to his father.
“Here you’ve got to get water down her or renal failure will happen and she will die.’
Brian took the flask of cold water and a cup and went back to the wagon to find Adrianna holding her stomach.
“Here Adrianna drink this; she shook her head but Brian forced her to drink the cold water. She must have fungal pneumonia said Brian; how long ago did she eat the mushrooms?
“About four hours ago?
“Did you eat any?
“No, I do not like them.”