A telephone call from a dear friend who could not keep a secret.
An outing to a nearby town had unearthed a simply magnificent treasure.
And she'd bought it.
A beautiful cylindrical case in burgundy leather.
A gold embossed bee.
The teeniest vial.
The case lined with brass.
ACIDE PHENIQUE VIAL
CONTRE LES PIQÛRES VENIMEUSES
Carbolic Acid vial against venomous bites.
Perfection in a small package.
Right down to the original glass dropper.
Merci, dear friend, merci.