'Why! cried Maggie Charlsworth, 'if that ain't Annie coming running up along the creek. Something's the matter! We all jumped up and ran out. 'What is it, Annie? cried Mary. 'Oh, Mrs Wilson! Mother's asleep, and we can't wake her! 'What? 'It's it's the truth, Mrs Wilson. 'How long has she been asleep? 'Since lars' night. 'My God! cried Mary, 'SINCE LAST NIGHT?