A cable states that the German Nazi leaders are educating the nation to accept the idea of "extra wives."
"I only said this German plan Had points," remarked the small, meek man. "I merely said an extra wife Might add variety to life. Strange how a woman will resent A hypothetic argument. I didn't mean my reference As personal, in any sense, But she -- aw, why talk, anyhow? Look at me now! "This eye. These bumps, here, on my head. This battered face. I only said The Germans seemed to be a race Who had sane views of woman's place. Who knew her value. As I spoke I smiled, to show it was a joke, A merry quip. Have they no sense Of humor? Are they all as dense As she? Will none of them allow -- Look at me now! "I only said that in the end This German movement might extend To other lands. I mean to say, I never meant it in the way She took the words. It isn't fair! Jam on my clothes! Egg in my hair! (Who'd think that she could aim so straight?) Those Teuton fools are tempting fate To dream of more than one strong frau. Look at me now! "At breakfast time it all began, Like that," explained the small, meek man. "Look at me now! These Nazis might Perceive a portent in my plight -- My humor scorned; egg in my hair -- If they could see her standing there, A vengeful fury, angry-eyed, Ere they would wish her multiplied They'd think again, however tough. One is enough."
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