" The American buys his boots and candy in the palace of a millionaire and gets his education in the shanty of a needy young man."
This statement in John O'London's Weekly obtained for its author, novelist H. G. Wells, his normal amount of publicity for one week.
Concerning the American, Mr. Wells added: " He certainly gets the best boots and candy in the world and, poor as his education is, it is better than he deserves."
Manhattan came in for a barb: "A towering city . . . you are amazed . ....