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Then, with the bright smile his patients knew and loved so well, he added: "And I'm thinking, after all, that it was the doctor, quite as much as his patients, that needed a draft of that tonic!" All of which puzzled Pollyanna very much--until a chipmunk, running across the road, drove the whole matter from her mind.
"Then you consider that we may dismiss the tonic as not being in any way instrumental in causing her death?"
So the question of the tonic was finally abandoned, and the Coroner proceeded with his task.
Here he found Professor Maxon much improved--the safe return of Virginia having acted as a tonic upon him.
Strength balanced sensuousness and had upon it a tonic effect, compelling him to love beauty that was healthy and making him vibrate to sensations that were wholesome.
I really shall feel anxious if she does not have a tonic of some sort," said Aunt Plenty, eyeing the new remedies suspiciously, for she had more faith in her old-fashioned doses than all the magic cups and poppy pillows of the East.
The coolness of the September night quickened the life in him like a rare, tonic wine.
You are really an admirable tonic, much better than what Sir Andrew prescribes for me.
That's the sort of tonic we all want, to remind us that we are human beings with blood in our veins, and not sawdust-stuffed dolls."
The first breath of the wind, faint and silken, tonic with life, fanned through his dry-baked body as he finished reading.
So I take phosphates or phosphites--whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again.
John says I musn't lose my strength, and has me take cod liver oil and lots of tonics and things, to say nothing of ale and wine and rare meat.