Please help with homework The Last Leaf: But Johnsy he smote and she lay

But Johnsy he smote and she lay, scarcely moving, on her painted iron bedstead, looking through the small Dutch window-panes at the blank side of the next brick house.

One day the busy doctor invited Sue into the hallway with a shaggy ,grey eyebrow.

a] What does `smote’ mean? What has been said about Johnsy in the lines preceding this extract?

b] Who is `he’? Which phrase has been used before this extract to describe him? c] What does the doctor tell Sue ? Why is the doctor termed as`busy’?

d] Is the doctor positive about Johnsy’s recovery?Give reasons.

e] How can it be said that the doctor knows a great deal of human psychology? Give at least two examples.

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