Barbara Melmont’s Love
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John Stevens reminisced about his father who had gone to Jefferson Medical College and graduated just in time to be drafted into the army as a second lieutenant when the United States joined the Allies in the Great War. He had worked for Richard Melmont for some twenty-five years. The owner had expected to entertain a member of British royalty. Then one day the mayor of Philadelphia was shot in the shoulder and the surgeons could not locate the bullet. Dr. Stevens was called in. The young Barbara and Daniel took note and cogitated. Richard Melmont expressed a particular interest in the Stevens' daughters, Sarah and Daisy. Soon Sarah moved out of her parental home, rented an apartment in New York, and found a job as social secretary to a dowager who was interested in the arts. Naomi Stevens shared her husband's feelings, along with a better understanding of the unenviable position in which Maria Melmont found herself.