Charlotte Armstrong's many mysteries are distinguished for her ability to locate the basic decency and strength of people at all ages and stages. Her faith in the capacity of people for continual inner growth and for finding new thresholds of sensitivity toward others is always evident, but particularly in this collection of short stories which starts with the story of a baby and ends with I See You, in which the elderly and infirm Janet pierces the invisibility that sometimes surrounds the aged to the point where they cannot see youth and do not believe that they can be seen as individuals either. How They Met describes the meeting of a married couple not physically attractive but made beautiful by their relationship to each other and their world. Motto Day is an example of the author at her best. Four young people, one actually blind, all of them blind to their own potential, each encapsulated by self-concern, agree to exchange mottoes and vow to live by them for twelve hours with startling results. Reaffirmation of goodness, refreshing and entertaining reading.