The two young authors, aged 9 and 11, never got beyond Act I of their romantic comedy about Helena and Charles Arnold, the TV repair man. But their neighbor, Humorist H. Allen Smith, got an idea from their brief script:
Charles: I am here to repair the TV set.
Helena: It is badly broke and will be hard work so would you like to have a hi-ball.
Charles: No but I will take a cup of tea.
Long a "pushover for the literary strivings of small children," Smith decided to collect other samples and...