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I was surprised when Mrs. Baker told me her age. Instinctively, most women who have crossed the frontier of forty drop a few years off. But my guest in the attractive blue dress, with the very blue eyes, and tie glowingly clear skin, who had come to tea with me in nes London borne, remarked without a second's hesitation, "I am forty-three".
"Are you ?" I exclaimed. "I should have taken you for several years younger".
The pain was terrible "Well, you should have seen me Mr. Winn, during the time I was crippled with rheumatism. It was the tops of my legs that were worst. The pain was really terrible sometimes, and it got to the point that I was quite nervous of crossing the road, in case my legs gave up suddenly and t should he stranded in the middle of the traffic".
On my feet all day "In those days", she went on "I had a brae general shop in Romford. I sold a bit of everything. But being on my feet all day serving the customers became a constant strain. And then one day one of my regular customers insisted that I gave Fynnon Salt a try. It's done wonders for me", she told me.
"At first I only took Fynnon half heartedly, perhaps because, I must admit, there was no immediate change. Looking back now,itseemedtohappengradually. The pain from the tops of my legs diminished, soon I only felt it in my knees, and today ..."
"Today ?" I echoed, suddenly absorbed in her story, since a firsthand account is so vastly different from something you hear passed on from mouth to mouth.
I really enjoy a walk "Today I can honestly say, Mr. Winn, I haven't a single twinge of pain, I feel a new person. Now I really enjoy a walk at weekends with my husband and daughter". "Have you any ambition left unfulfilled, Mrs. Baker ?"
My guest put down her cup and thought for a moment.
I'm absolutely content
"No, I don't think so", she replied in her gentle voice. "Once upon a time I used to dream of relief from my rheumatism. That was my ambition, and it's been fulfilled. I am absolutely content now, and so very grateful".
In the course of my work I hear so many sad stories from defeated people. It was good to be given, in contrast, such a sense of reassurance regarding the bounty of life,