The country in the subject might have been helpful to the thread.
The opening line of the story said "Ladies of New York..." and I know of only one country with a city named "New York"--the good old United States of America.
OOPS...Sorry if that came off rude, Shaun...I missed the part in your profile pic that said "Northants, England." Wasn't paying attention. Anyway...the story is from the U.S.A. (Sorry again).