the pavement outside Fortnum & Mason during the early 1960s,
journalist Nancy Spain, in order to facilitate her own journey briskly
helped a doddery little old lady descending from a taxi, rapidly
paid her fare for her and commandeered the cab to take her to an
Recounting the story later and describing the old lady she was shown
a newspaper account of the same little old lady dying in a fire
- three days earlier.