Foreign News: Well, Well!

Chuckles were heard in tens of thousands of British homes when the famed London weekly Sketch arrived and was ruffled over to a peculiarly English full page cartoon in decorous pastel colors.

Depicted was a sophisticated bookshop into which an innocent, pink-cheeked old lady had blundered, on her Christmas shopping. The caption—irresistibly amusing to Britons, but puzzling to many a U. S. citizen—read:


Dear Old lady (to assistant in a bookshop) : "Have you got this Book on Loneliness by Mr. Wells?"

Of course famed and lovable H. G. Wells has not written...

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