GREAT BRITAIN: Exalted Platitude

Smart Londoners delight to chuckle over what seem to them the excruciating platitudes of U. S. President Calvin Coolidge. Last week however they saw nothing similarly humorous in the following dialogue, which took place between an Exalted Personage and one Albert Rowlands, laborer, employed by the Office of Public Works. Scene: near Hyde Park corner, on the famed bridle path called Rotten Row. Laborer Rowlands is laying a kerbstone along the edge of the Row. Exalted Personage (pulling up his mount): "What is being done here?" Laborer Rowlands (vexed at the question,...

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