Letters, Jan. 17, 1944

Inkwell Sirs:

"Chatting with Molotov . . . President Roosevelt picked up the inkwell on his desk, turned it over in his hand . . . Molotov . . . laughed" (TIME, Dec. 27).

I tried it, but no one laughed at the handful of ink I had as a result. No doubt our intrepid Commander in Chief knows a trick or two but can he make ink flow uphill? . . .

A. M. LILLY

Wynnewood, Pa.

¶Has Reader Lilly reflected that even I an inkwell stamped "Made in Germany" might have been empty?—ED.

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