It was only an indisposition, pure and simple,—an abscess in the armpit; that was all.
But the abscess of the lungs is not like an abscess which follows an injury.
It had festered like an abscess and the abscess had burst, splashing every one.
At the end of that time an abscess of the lungs was relieved and my cough was cured.
Mucus and pus (matter such as comes from an abscess) ...