The Secrets of Health, 1880 -- Part 3, Conculsion -- singing the prasies of LifeBuoy Disinfectant Soap!
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I'll tell you what, Miss Harewood," said the doctor, seriously, we'll not let this good news stop here. When Miss Ashley is better, you and I will go on a campaign through the village, and make these people understand what it is
Oh I delightful said Jessie, " -I'll tell them what it has done in this house, and let them see the magic at work for themselves!"
Gerald, who was standing by, looked rather cross; could it be that he was jealous of the doctor?
Jessie did not get the fever, she carefully followed the advice given in the "Secret of Health"; and she had the happiness to see poor Rose Ashley gradually recovering.
"Oh! you dear angel," said the invalid, putting her thin arms round the kind young nurse's neck, " what should we have done without you -- will I ever be able to thank Yorkins enough for her treachery
The doctor, and the clergyman and the clergyman's wife, and the district nurse, who, as people do in small places, had all heard the story of Jessie and her magic bag, were all united in desiring to thank Miss Prinkle and Yorkins for what they had done.
"Why, it's not the same place," said the district nurse a few weeks later, " there's not a sore head now in the village, and that dreadful opthalmia that blinded so many poor children has entirely disappeared, and I can get time to go to church sometimes of a week-day evening, now that I haven't so many ulcers to dress, and measles and scarlatina are dying out ---I'm sure the people that invented LIFEBUOY SOAP are national benefactors!
Indeed," said the clergyman's wife, "my life is quite different, I really often thought I'd have to run away from the rector, it was so dreadful being obliged to visit pigsties, as most of the cottages were, but since they've got to use this LIFEBUOY SOAP the cottages are as sweet as hay-fields, and I use actually no lavender water at all now!"
"My appetite has quite improved," said the fat rector, "I very seldom could enjoy my luncheon after a round of calls among my poorer brethren; I'll write a letter of thanks to Messrs, LEVER BROS. for LIFEBUOY SOAP; it's not so bad being a clergyman now".
But Dr. Fairleigh and his wife were, next to Jessie and the Ashleys, the heartiest of all in their praise of LIFEBUOY SOAP.
"My dear," said the doctor, "my practice is extending, I must really look out for an assistant, and I'll have to get another horse or two. The people here have been spreading the fame of my treatment, and I've calls for nearly twenty miles round "
"Well, I'm sure its only what you deserve, love" said his wife proudly, "they can't but see how clever you are!"
"My dear," be replied, lowering- his voice, "its all owing to LIFE,BUOY SOAP; wherever it's used it brings health, it keeps infection from spreading, it purifies the air of the sick room, so that people who use it get well twice as quickly as those who don't, and you know, my dear, nothing improves a man's practice like the reports his patients spread when he cures them quickly I "
"Nevertheless, you are clever, my dear, very clever," said his Wife ', perhaps having her own reasons, for persisting in a little flattery.
"Well, perhaps I am," said the doctor, complacently, " it was clever of me, I think, to take up this famous soap so quickly; while other fellows would have been thinking it over it has been helping me to add to my banker's balance. Oh, by the bye, you were talking of wanting an increase to your dress allowance. I can add L30 a year to it, will that do?"
"Oh ! thank you, ducky !" and she jumped up and kissed the little doctor on both cheeks.
Gerald had regained his good temper when he found the doctor was married, but his spirits were wretched, even the recovery of his sister could not raise them.
He was walking round the garden one morning, sunk in gloom. Rose was sitting in the sun, Jessie was coming to him over the
grass. "I want to ask you something," she said. "What is it?" he asked. "Rose is well enough for me to go," said Jessie in a low voice. She and Rose were like sisters now. "She can do without me, I must go and find a situation." Her voice shook, but Gerald actually could not speak. " Come out up the road," he said at last, hoarsely, and they went. "Miss Harewood," he said, when he had conquered his emotion and could speak calmly, "I am a pauper, I don't know how to earn money, but I am going to try. Will you promise never to marry any one but me. Am I a selfish brute to ask you such a thing, when it may be years, or never, before I have a home to offer you? "
Jessie had engaged herself to Miss Pringle for board and lodging only. She was even more unthinking now -- she actually engaged herself to Mr. Ashley without the prospect of either!
The Conclusion -- Hollywood style a100 years before its time!
A DOUBLE EVENT.
Gerald was appointed district agent for the sale of LIFEBUOY SOAP.
He would willingly have put in a good word for Mr. Atherton with Rose, but good words were not needed. Mr. Atherton's bright dark eyes were more eloquent than her brother's tongue. She rapidly regained strength, and one day late in the spring the fat rector, as he sat on his lawn eating some early strawberries, had a note put into his hands.
"A double wedding!" he said, piteously, "really, it's too much for one morning-'s work!"
"Come, come!" said his wife, "you don't often have a chance of looking at two such pretty brides, so don't grumble!"
Gerald Ashley proved himself to possess such remarkable commercial abilities, that he rapidly rose until he was making a large income, as the sale of LIFEBUOY SOAP increased every day. The public found what a safeguard and blessing it proved in every household, and its fame grew in every country, so that it was very hard for the makers to keep up with the demand.
After some years Mr. Atherton retired; be bought land, because his wife, to whom he was more devoted even than to business, loved the country, and wished for a pleasure-farm where her own and her brother's children could romp in the hayfields in the holidays. Gerald succeeded him, and became head agent for LIFEBUOY SOAP in that district, and in time he grew as rich a man as he had been before the bank failure.
"I met an old friend in town today, darling," he said one evening, "he too was looking in at the carriage factory to buy a new carriage as a birthday present for someone at home!"
"Who was it, Gerald, dear?" asked Jessie. She had her arm through his, and they were strolling through the rose bushes growing thickly in the lovely old garden surrounding their pretty house.
"Why -- it was Dr. Fairleigh, love! He has just been appointed physician in ordinary to Her Majesty!" Jessie opened her large brown eyes. "And he is moving into Cavendish Square. He tells me he too owes all his fortune to LIFEBUOY SOAP. When you found the Missing Bag, he had never seen the soap, though he had heard a great deal about it, and he says its use with his patients did him more good than any drug in the pharmacopoeia. His reputation for rapid cures spread all over the South Downs, and then to London. He came to town, and from the bottom of the ladder as a country practitioner, he has now his foot on the top rung, and I expect lie will be a baronet before he dies!"
"And all owing to the Missing Bag!" said Jessie, softly.
"Yes, to what was in the Missing Bag," said her husband, "which has given me what one day I despaired of having -- a home of my own, the three prettiest children in the country, and best of all," he whispered, putting his arm round her, "the careless little thing who lost her bag --my dearest treasure, my little Jessie!"
LIFEBUOY ROYAL DISINFECTANT SOAP.-
Scientific Expert's Opinion
REMARKABLE EXPIERIMENTS with this soap, made by Dr. Karl Knoch, Chemisch Hygienisches Institut, Hamburg.
LEVER BROTHFRS, LIMIITED, Port Sunlight, near Birkenhead, have received the following report on "LIFEBUOY ROYAL DISINFECTANT SOAP"-
"The examination of the sample of LIFEBUOY ROYAL DISINFECTANT SOAP furnished to me by the Hamburg Agents. of Messrs. Lever Brothers, Limited, of Port Sunlight, England, "gives the following results as to its action as a disinfectant.
"Solutions of one, two, and five per cent, of LIFEBUOY ROYAL DISINFFCTANT SOAP in water were made. These solutions were brought to bear on a variety of clean, cultivated germs or microbes (Bacillus), in each case a certan exact time being allowed for the operation; and thus the capacity of this soap for destroying the various live and growing germs was proved. To carry out this, the following, "species of germs or microbes, amongst others, were used: --
1. Typhoid Microbe.
2. Cholera Microbe, taken from Hamburg water.
3. Diphtheria Microbe.
4. Carbuncle or Boil Microbe.
The results were as follows: ---
I. The obstinate Typhoid Microbes, with the five per cent solution, were dead within two hours.
2. The operation of this soap on the Cholera Microbes was very remarkable, and showed this soap to be in the highest degree a disinfectant. These were taken from Hamburg water, and showed a result as follows:-
With the two per cent. mixture, Cholera Microbes were dead within fifteen minutes.
With the five per cent., same were dead within forty five minutes.
3. The Diphtheria Microbes were killed after two hours with the five per cent. solution.
4. The five per cent solution was tried on fresh Carbuncle germs, and the result showed that the Microbe life was entirely extinct after four hours.
"From the foregoing it will be seen that the LIFEBUOY ROYAL "DISINFECTANT SOAP is a powerful disinfectant and exterminator of the various germs and microbes of disease, the principal item being the effect of the operations in the case of Cholera.
"(Signed) KARL ENOCH,
Chemisch Hygienisches Institut, Hamburg