Caillaux's Commission

The Picture:

"Here are fruits, here are flowers, leaves and branches, and here is my heart which beats only for you."

(signed) Joseph Caillaux

So reads a card in the possession of Hope Hampton, cinema actress, and well she earned it.

For one September morning the liner Paris steamed into New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty looked down on a very neatly dressed gentleman. He wore white gloves and tan shoes. He carried an ivory headed malacca cane. His shirt and collar were of a delicate shade of blue. His cravat was blazoned in red and...

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