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Sfe: Unfinished -storyby 6. jhenry
The : Story That: Tells Vice' C6mmissio'risr the Simple,
:T,ruth"About .Living, -ojr,' Trying To Live
.' on SjxDollcsa. Week. . ' -
A (FromThe Fourlillion."',Qppyriglit,v1,9b6J by Doubleday,' Page & Co.)
"Say; Sade, I made a date for dinner, this evening with Piggy."
."We1 no longer- groan and heap
ashes upon our heads when, the
names of Tophet are mentioned. For,"
even, the preachers have begun to
tell us that God is radiutaj br other
or some scientific compound, and
that the worst we wicked ones may
expect is a chemical reaction. This
is a pleasing hypothesis"; but these;
lingers yet some of thV old, goodly
terror of orthodoxy. '? v
i There are but two subjects: upon:
J wMcir ohe.maydcourse'wiUi a'-'fireeH
imagination, and without the possi
bility of being converted. You -may
talk-of your dreamfe; -and you' may
tell. what you heard a parrot' say.
iJoth Morpheus and ihe bird are in
competent witnesses;; 'and your lis
tener dare not attack your recital.
Thebaseless fabric of a vision, then,
shaU.'furnish mytheme-chosen with
'apologies and fegrets instead of the
nibre, limited field of pretty Polly's
tiad a, dream that was so far re
moved from 'the-higher criticism that'