National Affairs: Presentation

Not in bell trousers or raccoon coat, not in three-cornered hat or prismatic necktie, but like a well-dressed politician in spats, Mr. Nicholas Longworth received a solemn delegation of men, all of whom he acknowledged as his brothers. They brought him a little wooden thing. Mr. Longworth smirked appreciatively and thrust out a hand interlocking his fingers with theirs in a way that is not to be described in public. Then one of his four brothers gave vent to speech:

"It is a pleasure and an honor to the fraternity to present to you this...

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