THE CABINET: Awakening

The calm, bearded gentleman who sat in the State Department, as well as his successor, the lean worried-looking little man; the cadaverous, fatigued-looking man who sits in the Treasury Department; the plump little man who guides the Department of Commerce—they have from time to time reached out with a long stick and gently prodded Europe. The prodding was, on the whole, very gentle, for they were gentlemen and the nations they were prodding had been our late allies. They did not wish us to appear dunners.

But, after all, there were debts of...

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