Arts: Pennell's Book

The chief requisites for an entertaining talker are an exuberant vanity, a wit modified by the ability to criticize a remark before it is made, and above all something to talk about. Joseph Pennell, famed etcher, has entertained a great many people—great authors whose books he has illustrated, pressmen who have interviewed him, artists who have asked him to dinner, ladies' clubs before which he has lectured on his own life and works. Thousands of sincere admirers have said to him: "Oh, Mr. Pennell, you do talk so splendidly you really ought...

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