We must now return to Dr. Walker, who had nearly collided with Vivan Greensleeves in High Street. It will be remembered that he was hastening home to lunch after a busy morning. He was frightfully late for lunch, of course, and Sarah had had hers, and gone out, but she had left a message for Dr. John on the telephone block. Sometimes these messages left by Sarah for her husband’s perusal were slightly unofficial, but they were always perfectly clear. She did not allow her sense of humor to interfere with business; she only used it as a sauce to make the boiled fish more interesting–so to speak. Sarah loved a joke. Why not indulge herself since it did nobody any harm and did John good? John took life so awfully seriously, it was good for him to be shaken up a little now and then. (155)
What a delightful book!