British Commonwealth of Nations: Poor Wells?

"Why, he called me a bore! How am I going to make my living as an after dinner speaker if I am slandered by being called a bore? I have started suit in London against Mr. H. G. Wells for $50,000 on a charge of slander. I will not submit to being called a bore!"

With such fighting words as these did the 71-year-old U. S. journalist- lecturer, Poultney Bigelow, confront reporters last week at his 120-year-old rustic home in the village of Malden-on-Hudson, N. Y., U.S.A.

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