Said ex-Premier Georges Clemenceau when Colonel Edward M. House visited him a few weeks ago at his house in the Rue Franklin, Paris: "It is very kind of you to visit a dead man."
"Tut, tut," said Colonel House, "You are a long way from being dead : you are one of the greatest living men."
He went on to recall the magnificent work which the "Tiger" had done in the War.
"Mais, voyez," interrupted M. Clemenceau, "I am very much dead. You are already making my funeral oration.'...