Sweet & sour

Agonizing re-appraisal

ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN November 22 1958
Sweet & sour

Agonizing re-appraisal

ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN November 22 1958

Agonizing re-appraisal

(JUNIOR GRADE)

“Carrol, I wouldn’t do it. It’s not worth the way you’d feel afterward.”

“I think you're right, Dianne.”

“I know you'd rather I told you the truth.”

“That's just why I'm glad I have such a true friend.” “You'd do the same for me, wouldn’t you? I mean, if I asked your advice?”

“I'd try to, Dianne.”

“I mean, if you’re not going to be true to your principles, life doesn’t mean anything, does it?”

“That’s just the way I feel about it.”

“Why don’t you phone right now and get it straightened out. You’ll feel better about it.”

“I think I will.”

“Go right to the phone now. I’ll stand beside you.”

“I will.”

“Hello. Hello, Margie? I’ve decided. I’ve thought it all over. I’m sorry you lost your algebra book, but I just can’t lend you mine. No, it’s just that 1 don’t think it’s right when I’ve made a resolution not to loan books. I mean, I just feel that way. Okay, Margie.”

“I’m glad you handled it that way, Carrol. I mean, after all, she’s always borrowing books, and I think it’s time someone stopped her.”

“That’s exactly the way 1 feel about it.”

ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN