DENMARK: Long Legs v. Pudgy Paunch

Six feet five inches tall is a certain grave, punctilious gentleman who was lolling at full length, one evening last week, in an aisle seat of a theatre at Cannes, smartest resort on the French Riviera.

"Make room!" cried a dark, pudgy gentleman. "Make room!" And he tried to edge past the tall, lolling gentleman toward a seat in the middle of the row.

"Not so fast, sir!" said Long Legs, "I will rise and let you through."

"Pardon me, sir!" mumbled Pudgy Paunch, as Long Legs rose and stepped into the aisle, "Pardon me!"...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!