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The- young man is the Willie-off-the-pickle-barge
who saves her from
drowning, although his feet get tan
gled up in false hair and seaweed.
This happens in Chapter XTVXXIVX,
but there is a Misunderstanding in
All is not forgiven until the sum
Iner hotel-clerk has 'phoned your
room and wised you that all lights
must be squelched by 1:30.
The latest problems of the day are
rarely discussed by Summer Litera
ture. New ideas are not cooling. On
the other hand, a nice shop-worn,
gray-headed idea is nearly as refresh
ing on a hot day as a cucumber salad.
Summer Literature Is generally
perused in a hammock, where one is
fanned by a balmy breeze and the
fragrance of flowers and the rustling
of trees enhance one's sentimental
frame of mind. Eventually a mob of
;-- rg flies fit from the kitchen and
attempt to read aloud over your
xiny black insects, too, hop onto
the page and improve the punctua
tion of Robert W. Chambers by
crawling between the brakeb earns in
his train of thought.
Summer Literature cannot be
classed as brain food, but it is useful
as a relaxation, a stall when flirting,
and a preventative of piazza gossip.
It is also a gold mine of shaving
CASH FOR LOVE
A court in the state of Washing
ton has denied" a mother any com
pensation for the loss of her child
in an automobile accident on the
ground that there can't be monetary
relief for damage to affections, and
much discussion has been provoked
Is there a cash value to affection?
The court above referred to evi
dently thinks not. Yet we have in
stances in which damage to affec
tions is relieved by cash quite com
monly. A wife sues for alienation of her
husband's affection and consequent
damage to her own. Often the hus
band's affection is of the very cheap
est and most miserable sort, and in
.dealing with the issue it is rare that
either judge or jury gives serious con
sideration as to whether the wife's
affection for "the miserable critter"
was such as could be damaged.
There is simply presumption that
the pair at some time had mutual af
fection that was worth something
and any party guilty of breaking in
ought to pay something as balm.
Then there is the breach of prom
ise case. Ninety per cent of such
cases are prompted by spite, re
venge or greed, as is proved by the
fair one's usual willingness to paint
her record black as the original sin
for a chance to "show him up," with
some likelihood of a cash return. The
broken heart isn't rent so badly but a
few dollars will darn it up and make
it as good as new for future expe
riences. In these two instances neither the
public nor the courts give much sym
pathy or credit for abnormal heart
twangs. Somebody has cheated and
should pay something for the mean
Job, whqn caught. But, if cash can
bring relief in such cases, why not
in a case where a mother genuinely
suffers through loss of her child?
i&ae it all in all, placing cash
values on .affection in, any case looks.
rather heathenish, doesn't it?