Titre original : The Granny in the Street
While not quite as majestic as London, Candy's new city is still a busy hustle of traffic. On her way to Merry Jane Nursing school, she volunteers to help an old woman cross the street and escorts her to Joseph Hospital, which houses the school as well. The sour woman lets on that she knows some of Candy's background and warns her of the hardship of her chosen profession. At the nursing school, she has an hour before the headmistress can see her. On her way out, Candy meets the old lady again who offers to take Candy on a tour. The woman is troublesome with her peculiar demands and critique. On her way to a burger stand to buy food, Candy covers a vagrant sleeping on a bench in the park with the old lady's shawl. When later she realizes the vagrant is gone, Candy searches for the shawl in vain and arrives much too late at her appointment with the headmistress, who turns out to be the old lady to test Candy. When her roommate Franny gives her a tour of the campus, Candy hopes to be friends, but Franny is studious and disapproves of excessive talkers.