I can not better put that extraordinary woman, my employer, before you than by describing my first meeting with her. It is easier to show her qualities in action than to describe them.
On a certain morning, no different from thousands of other mornings, I was in a train on my way to the office when eye was caught by this striking advertisement:
WANTED—By a woman of affairs, a woman secretary; common sense is the prime requisite.
Printed words have an extraordinary effect on one sometimes. Something in these terse phrases so strongly appealed to me that though I had a very good position at the time, I interrupted my journey to the office and went directly to the address given.