The poet tells us that we should all be ' as happy as kings' and gives, as his reason, that the world is ' so full of a number of things.' In his optimistic mood he overlooks ' wrong numbers '—human and telephone ones ; still, the wrong numbers in this programme are only characters in a play and the musical numbers are always right.
THE STATION Trio :
FRANK THOMAS (Violin); RONALD HARDING (Violoncello); HUBERT PENGELLY (Pianoforte)
A Play in One Act, by ESSEX DANE
The restaurant of a department store in New
York at sale time is no haven of rest, for the weary shopper, but at Messrs. Altermaker's this day, a kind waitress allows a tired, nervous woman to use the table behind the screen as the superintendent is absent. While the waitress goes for the woman's order another shopper avails herself of the sanctuary.
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