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Peace--at Any Price


Peace--at Any Price

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    Porter Emerson Browne
Excerpt from book: tion, are short on foreheads and chins: though in the latter case, in many instances, whiskers helped a lot. Finally the idea comes to me to ease myself in for a while and see what it looks like inside. It isn't very liable to be exciting, I know: but I feels sure it will be as funny as anything else I might do. And I figures that if I'm really out to waste time, this is the place of places to do it. So, getting between a couple of dignified-looking Peace-at-any-Pricers with silk hats, whose Mission style of architecture makes 'em look as though they'll be soft to lean against in case I'm kept waiting in the crowd, I begins to mobilize myself toward the portals. Well, by and by, after being tossed about like chips in the turbulent sea of humanity, we wafts up the steps and into the hall. It's packed to the guards. I tries to squirm out from between the two Arts and Crafts gentlemen that have served me so well in keeping the paint from being scraped off: but just as I'm making it, along comes a gentlemanly usher. "Ah!" says the gentlemanly usher in a ladylike manner. "Why, good evening!" and he bows inclusively to the two Morris chair gentlemen and me, who am more of the Heppelwhite period. And I sees at once that he recognizes them and thinks he does me. "Right this way," he says, bowing, and he turns down the aisle. "One moment, friend," I says. "When I immersed myself between these two dignitaries," I says, "I didn't expect a ring-side seat at this peace orgy. I would much prefer to camp out somewhere near a fire exit in case the pacifical ratiocinations become so ineluctable that my abbreviated intellect passes 'em up and I decide to go out and have dinner with myself at the Automat restaurant. In which case " But the ladylike usher smiles blandly and unhearin...  
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