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Anything that has a literary flavor
bores him to death. If a woman
should say, "As Emerson says," that
-would be her finish as far as he is
concerned, but I have quoted Emer
son to him lots of times, but have
A made the quotation marks silent and
lie uub eujuyeu it.
The alert business man of today
seems shy at the word "highbrow,"
not realiing- that he has to have
brains or he- could riot succeed in
his business. Sometimes I think busi
ness men have a horror of the phil
osophical writing man who only
thinks. They like Jack London, Rex
-Beach and Kipling (in his earlier
stories) because they have done
things as well as written about them.
Perhaps when Dick is older; when
the world does not seem "his oyster,"
to take it from Shakespeare, t tye
opened and its juicy meat either
swallowed or thrown away, he will
enjoy the philosophy of hie as writ
ten by our great thinkers. Today he
only enjoys the activity of life and its
When Dick suggested that we go
to the theater to get away from all
our "family and friends' " worries I
knew he had in mind some light "sort
of a show, but, as I had geen going
to nothing but musical comedies be
cause he wanted to go, I suggested
that we should see a real play.
However, I did not think I was go
ing to introduce him to such a prob
lem as we found in "Mid Channel."
"Poor Zoe Blundell!" I said with a
sigh as we came out of the door-after
the poor women had ended her mis
taken life and sorrows by throwing
herself out of the window.
"She only got what was coming
to her," said Dick-grimly.
"But you don't think she was realty
to blame, doou, Dick?" I asked.
"Of course, Ivdo. She was an idle,
self-centered hussy who had to be
admired and flattered all the time."
"And what was he, pray?" I asked
"Well, he wa& no augei, was Dick's
reply, "but no man is. and if a woman
only would study us a bit she would
find that she could 'put anything
over she wanted to with us."
"Dick, dear, did it ever occur to'
you that a woman gists rather tired
of studying you and planning how she
shall 'put it over?' When you talk of
being easily flattered, my dear, I do
not think a wife is in it with a hus
band. He wants to be flattered all the
time. I'll bet at this very moment if
down in your heart I did not believe
that you ,were the only great man in
the universe you woukL.be so hurt
that you would sulk all the evening."
"But thje Blundells were 'such rot
ters,' Margie, to use one of their
phrases. I suppose Pinero is our
greatest living dramatist, but his
chief concern seems to be with un
worthy people and unworthy mo
"For a man who doesn't 'think,' my
dear, that seems to me to be a fine,
clean, strong, most uncompromising
opinion of the play we have seen, and
I wish we could see them oftener if
only ta make you speak out in meet
in such queer bits of humanity and
"I don't," answered Dick. "I don't
want my mind harrowed up with
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
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