Mrs. Jenkins went to see her doctor one day, because her heart was giving her
The doctor listened to her heart carefully and did a few other things. Then
he said, ‘Well, Mrs. Jenkins, stop smoking, and then you’ll soon be quite all right again.’
‘But doctor,’ answered Mrs. Jenkins quickly, ‘I’ve never smoked. I don’t like
‘Oh, well,’ said the doctor, ‘then don’t drink any more alcohol.’
‘But I don’t drink alcohol,’ answered Mrs. Jenkins at once.
‘Stop drinking tea and coffee then,’ the doctor said to her.
‘I only drink water,’ answered Mrs. Jenkins. ‘I don’t like tea or coffee.’
The doctor thought for a few seconds and then said, ‘Well, . . . er . . . do you
like fried potatoes?’
‘Yes, I like them very much,’ answered Mrs. Jenkins.
‘All right, then stop eating those,’ said the doctor as he got up to say
goodbye to Mrs. Jenkins.
Elementary Stories for Reproduction
L. A. HILL
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