Letters, may 31, 1954

Old Russian Habit Old Russian Habit Sir: Long before ace reporters were ever born to cover the Geneva Conference, William Shakespeare knew the Russian tactics and types of talk bandied by them (Love's Labour's Lost): We jour, indeed, confronted were with four In Russian habit: here they stay'd an hour, And talk'd apace; and in that hour, my lord, They did not bless us with one happy word.

MIREILLE DE FISSE Marseille, France

¶Added Shakespeare:

. . . Frozen Muscovits . . .

Will they not, think you, hang themselves . . . ?—ED.

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