Education: Authors in the Nursery

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.

Helena: Humf.

Long a "pushover for the literary strivings of small children," Smith decided to collect other samples and...

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