Disclaimer: I don't own Tale of Two Cities

On a hot cold day in winter Alexander Mannette's doorbell chimed loudly and frantically. He quickly opened the door. It was his former servant and friend Earnest Defarge.

"My friend," Dr. Mannette exclaimed, "What is the panic"

As soon as he opened the door full way he could see exactly what the problem was. Earnest held his one year old baby, Alexandra in his arms. She was clearly feverish and her face was ashton gray.

"Dr. Mannette," Defarge said, "I know it is quite late at night but my baby was suddenly taken ill. It is like there is a furnace burning in her entire body. We are not well off right now but I cannot lose her!"