Gabriela Mistral, greying and 56, is a distinguished Chilean poetess. She is also Chilean consul at Petropolis, the summer capital of Brazil.
Weary of her sinecure. Poetess Mistral last week applied for a transfer to California. Two days later she had callersthe tall Swedish Minister, Ragnar Kumlin, and his elegant wife. Kumlin crossed Gabriela's tiny room and placed a bouquet of pink roses at her feet.
Said he: "You must leave on Sunday, Gabriela Mistral."
Said his wife: "You must take one of my fur coats, dear. It is winter now in Sweden."
Said Gabriela, still thinking of California: "But, am I going...