During World War II, a lot of young women in Britain were in the army. Joan Phillips was one of them. She worked in a big camp, and of course met a lot of men, officers and soldiers.在第二次世界大战中,有许多年轻的妇女在军营中服役。琼.飞利浦斯是其中之一。她在一个大军营中工作,当然遇到了许多男士,包括军官和士兵。

One evening she met Captain Humphreys at a dance. He said to her, "I'm going abroad tomorrow, but I'd be very happy if we could write to each other." Joan agreed, and they wrote for several months.

Then his letters stopped, but she received one from another officer, telling her that he had been wounded and was in a certain army hospital in England. 

Joan went there and said to the matron, "I've come to visit Captain Humphreys." 

"Only relatives are allowed to visit patients here," the matron said.

"Oh, that's all right," answered Joan. "I'm his sister." 

"I'm very pleased to meet you," the matron said, "I'm his mother!"