FRANCE: Caillaux's Return

As M. Caillaux, jaunty debt negotiator, landed at Havre, he twirled his cane in airy greeting to noted Poet-Playwright Maurice Rostand, who was waiting on the pier. Pressed for a statement, he declared: "We parted from the American delegates on the most cordial and sympathetic terms. . . . We shall resume our negotiations in good time." Implored to say something serious he took refuge in the ultimate cliché: "All I can say is that American women are charming!"

Quickly he stepped aboard a train for Paris. Arrived there, he exchanged osculations...

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