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Any relation to Isadora the dan
cer?" " " '
'ANope, only as to clothes.
Neither of them wears much. But
you ought to read the papers,
goity. Some people' don't seem
to .have no taste for literature at
all. I'll ise you to these Dun
can parties. . (
"About, 12 years ago these Dun
cans blew into Paris from Mount
Hymettos, a suburb, of Athens,
and they wasn't "wearing much
but sandals and bath towels,
though Mrs. Duncan Penelope
did have on a locket. Now, you
know, Paris ain't no place for peo
ple to go' like that. It's a gay
burg, but the people wear clothes
of some kind, cause thaYs where
all'the styles' come from."
" 'Lopk who's here says Paris.
But the Duncans didn't pay no
attention, and started hunting a
flat, just like regular peope. And
then just a. niniute, Gertie.
"Excuse me, madam, did you
say pink ribbon or punkibbon?
You did? , Well, this is pink now,
but it'll look punk on you. You
do ! Sure, report me to the floor
walker. , He owes me a dollar.
"Ain't some of these women
awful, Gertie? That doll' one of
the kind who'll talk about her
wine cellar if her husband's got
a pint flask of Green River hid
awayjin the closet shelf.' But
abou them Duncans.
"They finally -got a flat, opened
an account at the corner gro
cery, and tookrtrips all over Paris
irt them bed sheet clothes. But
Paris finally got used to it, and
the mpdistes began to ask Ray
mond, the husband, to take an old
bath towel and design a gowntfor
And just when everything be
gins to look ldvely the Duncans
had to move, beems they kicked
because there wasn't enough heat.
What do you expect: asxs me
landlord. Tut on a few cjothes
and you'll get warm.'
"But that don't suit the Dun
cans, so they takes .their little
son did I tell you that they had
a little boy, Menalkas? No? Well,
they had. Anyhow, they packs
up an extra towel or two ana"
started looking for another flat.
But every place itwas the same.
The owners wasn't givin' no
guarantees against , pneumonia if
these people insisted on going
around dressed like a statue in an
"So about a year ago, pa, ma
and the kid grabs a boat and sail
ed for the great free America,
where you're durned lucky to get
even as many clothes as these
people had. They, was arrested
before they got a block from the
boat. Giving a show without a
license, or something like that,
Was the charge. '
" 'Huh ' says Pa Duncan.
There's actresses in this town
that can gevt;heir entire ward
robes in a small handbasr. 'You
got a n'aWful crust to pinch us.'
"And he gets by with the talk
too. The police Jets Jem go 'ust
like they ".was paying ia little on
the side to the captain at the end
of the week, and some. dressmak
ers snaps pa up to design cos
tumes for them.