Etterment that he had no time to hunt up conventional Temptations, such
as the Welsh Rabbit or the Musical Comedy. He found himself sitting next
a new type of Lassie. She had no Heels on her Shoes, pronounced each
Syllable distinctly, and believed that her Mission in Life was to carry
Maeterlinck to the Masses. In nearly every Instance she had a Father who
acted as frozen Figurehead for some Trust Company. Consequently, Elmer
began to perk up and serve on Committees which met in Exclusive Homes
and were entirely surrounded by Mahogany. Whenever an Intellectual Queen
pushed the Button, Elmer was right there with a Pitcher of Ice Water.
His Researches had proved to him that one of the Keenest Enjoyments of
City Life is to remain away from the glaring Lobster Palace, especially
when one can get one's Mallard Duck free of charge in a Flat
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