The Doctor, who was known for his extraordinary treatment of arthritis, had a waiting room full of patients.

A little old lady, almost bent over in half, shuffled in slowly, leaning on her cane. When her turn came, she went into the doctor’s office and, amazingly, emerged within 5 minutes walking completely erect with her head held high.

A woman in the waiting room, who had seen all this, rushed up to the little old lady and said:

— My God, It’s a miracle!, seen it with my own eyes. You walked in nearly bent in half and now you’re walking out of here, upright! What did the doctor do?

— He gave me a longer cane.

Vocabulary Help

  • bent over in half – curvada ao meio
  • cane – bengala
  • full – cheio
  • head – cabeça
  • held high – ereta
  • longer cane – bengala maior
  • miracle – milagre
  • own eyes – próprios olhos
  • rush up to – ir rapidamente em direção a
  • say (say, said, said) – dizer
  • see (see, saw, seen) – ver
  • shuffle – andar arrastando os pés
  • slow(ly) – devagar, lentamente
  • to be known – ser conhecido
  • upright – ereta
  • waiting room – sala de espera
  • walk – andar